B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology (Cardiff Met)

Aim of the programme

The B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology programme is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of psychology. The extent of the discipline ranges from the study of human biology to social and cultural contexts of human interactions. It aims to understand and apply knowledge in a range of settings. The programme will equip students with subject specific knowledge and applied research skills. It exposes students to the systematic study of the behavior and abilities of people. Students will gain key transferable skills that will prepare them for further postgraduate study or for the workplace. Experienced and highly qualified teaching staff and practitioners enhance this dynamic learning and practicing environment.

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Programme Duration / Credits

3 Years / 360 Credits


PSY-4011 Conceptual &Historical Issues in Psychology
PSY-4012 Fundamentals in Cognition
PSY-4013 Social & Developmental Psychology
PSY-4010 Conducting & Communicating in Psychology
PSY-4014 Biological Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY-5003 Developmental Psychology 2: Childhood Issues and Disorders
PSY-5006 Social Psychology 2
PSY-5005 Cognitive Psychology
PSY-5001 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY-5002 Research and Statistics
PSY-5007 Individual Differences
PSY-5004 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
PSY-6107 Project Proposal
PSY-6002 Clinical Psychology 1
PSY-6006 Applied Psychological Testing
PSY-6017 Occupational Psychology
PSY-6018 Contemporary Issues in Psychology 2
PSY-6010 Forensic Psychology
PSY-6009 Health Psychology
PSY-6106 Clinical Psychology 2
PSY-6022 Exercise Psychology
PSY-6001 Project Dissertation

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Teaching Methods

Students can design, with their professors’ assistance, their method of studying. At the same time, the course structure and the various teaching methods have been designed to support this practice. Micro-teaching is encouraged through the use of specific international practices such as case studies, while practical training is complemented by the use of appropriate materials, videos, computer software, etc.

The teaching material is presented through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. *Some teaching methods might not apply to all subjects.

An effective way of presenting the educational material in an interactive and collaborative way

Tutorial meetings
Provided to assist students with any questions they may have

Laboratories are the transition from theory to practice

Case studies
Present and elaboration on real or virtual complex issues

Lectures by distinguished speakers
To update students on current issues related to their studies

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Registration requirements

The programme is open to all applicants who:

  • Hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited or otherwise recognized institution (the undergraduate major doesn’t need to match up with your graduate programme).
  • Alternatively have several years of work experience, at positions of relevance, in the field of the graduate programme; recommendation letters are welcome.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Why study at City Unity College?

Accredited Programmes of Study
Experienced Academic Staff
Affordable tuition fees
Programme flexibility
Fingertip access to all learning material (Online & Mobile App learning platform - eClass)
Collaboration with overseas Universities
Modern technology used in classrooms, amphitheaters and laboratories
College campus composed of 4 buildings (modern cafeterias, restaurant, conference facilities)
Multi workshops and seminars with guest speakers from the industry
Strong student support services
Opportunity support in research
Member of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme

Why choose Cardiff Metropolitan University?

Cardiff Met has a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TFE) rating (HEFCE 2017)
The University is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the UK (The Times Good University Guide, The Sunday Times University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, The Independent Complete University Guide)
Cardiff Met has been ranked the top University in the UK for ‘International student support’ in the International Student Barometer for six years (ISB 2010-2015)
Cardiff Met won the Times Higher Education’s Most Improved Student Experience Award in 2014
Cardiff Met continues to improve year to year. In 2015, CMET was the 3rd most improved UK University in the Complete University Guide list.
95% of the graduates are working or continue further studies within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016)
Cardiff Met is the top ranked modern university in Wales
The Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Research Students Survey ranked Cardiff Metropolitan among the top 10 UK universities in all of its five key areas of measurement