Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychological Studies (Top Up)


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Intake: Feb / June / Oct
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University of Derby LogoFounded in 1851, The University of Derby served as the main and largest education provider for Derbyshire City, England, United Kingdom. Today, it is one of the UK’s leading modern and innovative Universities with over 300 undergraduate programmes and 22,000 students from 121 countries, spread across 5 academic colleges and 3 campuses. The University of Derby prides itself in having a clear vision to offer a value-added UK education that is more personal, relevant, and business-focused.

Dedicated to teaching and focusing on delivering real world experiential learning, the University of Derby has received accreditations from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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International Standing and Rankings

The Guardian University League Table
Top 50 Universities in the UK – 2017
#17 in UK for Accounting & Finance – 2016

The National Student Survey
Scored 88 for overall Satisfaction League Table – 2015
Scored 86 for Overall Satisfaction League Table – 2014

Times Higher Education
Winners of Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year
Category – THE Leadership & Management Awards 2015
Winners of Excellence and Innovation in the Arts & Outstanding Support for Students
Category – THE Awards 2013

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The University of Derby International Student Centre has been ranked Number 1 for student support in the 2015 International Student Barometer (ISB)*

The ISB tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intention of international students from application to graduation. With feedback from over 164,0000 in 57 countries across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the leading benchmarking tool used to track the international student experience.

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You can have full confidence in the University of Derby’s quality and standards. All Derby programmes, whether delivered online or on campus, comply with the standards monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and are therefore recognised by the UK government.

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All Derby degrees are recognised by the UK government 1 . Candidate with a degree from a university accredited by its home government will be considered for appointment into the Singapore Civil Service 2. The programmes are also registered with Committee for Private Education. (CPE), Skillsfuture Singapore.

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2http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/PSD/

*www.i-graduate.org/services/international-student-barometer

Programme Highlights

Psychology Degree Singapore

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychological Studies (Top Up) programme covers contemporary research into the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behavior. Students will look at the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas, from understanding the nature and causes of mental illness, to investigating decision making in real life situations. The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychological Studies is a ‘research-led’ psychology degree, which means that you’ll be taught by staff who are participating in research in that area of psychology.

Programme Highlights

  • 9 Months Direct Honours Degree
  • Top 50 University in UK (The Guardian University League Table)
  • Coursework & Assessment focused
  • Weekdays evening classes catered for busy professionals

Key Takeaways

  • Identify behavioral and cognitive issues
  • Understand contemporary psychological practices and real-world applications
  • Learn how to Conduct research and interpret data analytics
  • Predict and understand the behavior of individuals and groups;
  • know how our brain, memory and learning function
  • gain valuable insight into problematic and addictive behaviors
  • demonstrate the capacity to adapt, change and lead
  • understand and operate effectively throughout the channels of an organization
  • manage difficult situations, high stress environments and show persistence in challenging circumstances

Curriculum

When we think of psychology the first thing that usually comes to mind is a psychologist. While psychologists are indeed a large part of the field, psychology encompasses much more than that initial image. Broadly, psychology is the study and understanding of the human mind and behavior. It examines and attempts to explain why people think, act, and behavior they way they do and looks at the internal factors—brain functions, thoughts, emotions—and external factors—social, environment—that motivate individuals and groups.

Across Many Functions and Business Sectors

As a result, psychology affects all aspects of human experience, from the functions of an individual’s brain to child development to the actions of entire nations, and can be applied to just about any setting, from the classroom to health care facilities to corporate offices to marketing campaigns.

This part time degree comprises of 5 modules as follows:

  • Psychology in Education
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Clinical Applications of Psychology
  • Family Health Across the Lifespan
  • Psychology Literature Review Project / Independent Study in Psychology*

*Student is required to take either one of the module

Top 10 Key Takeaways

  1. Identify behavioral and cognitive issues
  2. Understand contemporary psychological practices and real-world applications
  3. Learn how to Conduct research and interpret data analytics
  4. Predict and understand the behavior of individuals and groups;
  5. know how our brain, memory and learning function
  6. gain valuable insight into problematic and addictive behaviors
  7. demonstrate the capacity to adapt, change and lead
  8. understand and operate effectively throughout the channels of an organization
  9. manage difficult situations, high stress environments and show persistence in challenging circumstances
  10. start and carry out projects with limited information or experience

Here is what some of our students say…

Lim Tek Hoi Profile

I chose BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies awarded by University of Derby in partnership with Aventis as they are the leaders in their own areas. The BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies meets my needs, the course structure and duration suits my schedule. Professors use various teaching methods to make classes interesting and learning in an effective way. We learn about contemporary research into the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behaviour. The assessments enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills. This is a good programme and I will definitely recommend it to my friends and all those who are interested in Psychological Studies.

Mr Lim Tek Hoi, BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies

Mohamad MahmudAll lecturers are experts in their field and I have benefited much from their teaching. Dr Christopher Fong makes every lesson easy to understand. Learning was fun as Dr Fong created a model specifically for Singapore contact. The SPA’s model for counsellor managing their client in wider perspectives to understand the values, beliefs, norms and cultures. The knowledge and skills gained from this programme are useful to my role at work.

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Shaista Laher“I have thoroughly enjoyed my psychology studies; I have learnt a lot of interesting workings of many psychologists and their theories. I have enjoyed it a lot as the lecturers have been really supportive and approachable and have always been happy to help, which gave me a lot of confidence. This course broadens my career opportunities and widens my perspective. The course beats my expectations. It brought good success in my endeavour to progress into taking Master programme in the near future.”

Ms Shaista Laher, BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies

 Admission Criteria

University Derby

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 9 months Psychology Studies Top-up degree considers a wide range of qualifications. These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent in a psychology/counselling related field; or

  • Mature candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of working experience.

  • Non relevant Diploma & certificate holders may be required to undertake relevant additional modules in order to fulfill the required credit points*.

  • Applicants are required to meet the university’s English entry requirement.

*The final decision rests with the University.

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Shaista Laher

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year of studying psychology; I have learnt a lot of interesting workings of many psychologists and their theories. I have enjoyed it a lot as the lecturers have been really supportive and approachable and have always been happy to help, which gave me a lot of confidence.”

Shaista Laher
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology
University of Derby