Programme Structure and Delivery
The course is structured so that all the core areas of psychology as identified by the BPS (i.e. Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology, Psychobiology, Individual Differences, and Developmental Psychology) are studied. Additionally, each module will introduce key conceptual and historical issues in each of these core areas. In order to equip students with a broader perspective on psychology topics and to enhance critical skills, module teams will also aim to integrate approaches and methodologies from different fields. Therefore, the structure of this course will provide a thorough general introduction to the core areas for graduates from a non-psychology background.
Students will also be expected to undertake a core skills-based module relating to psychology research methods and statistics. To go hand-in-hand with this, an introduction to qualitative research methods will be offered in the module Research Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology and as part of the professional development tutorials linked to the Dissertation module in the first term.
Finally, students are required to undertake an empirical research project in an area of psychology: Research Dissertation and Continuing Professional Development (RDCPD).
Students will take the following modules leading to 180 credits during their course of study:
- Individual Differences* (15 credits)
- Fundamentals in Design and Statistics (15 credits)
- Research Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology (30 credits)
- Cognitive Psychology^ (15 credits)
- Psychobiology^ (15 credits)
- Social Psychology* (15 credits)
- Abnormal Psychology (15 credits)
- Research Dissertation and Continuing Professional Development (60 credits)
The programme is delivered for 4 semesters in 16 months. Each semester spreads over 13 weeks with one week of intensive lectures (a maximum of 2 modules) followed by regular labs/tutorials during weekday evening. The delivery pattern is illustrated as follows:
he approach of this programme is blended learning. Learning and teaching will be facilitated through a mix of intensive lectures / seminars / workshops / tutorials conducted by Sheffield Hallam lecturers and CityU staff. In addition, students can engage in e-learning and discussion through the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and are helped in the development of their autonomy and independence.
Teaching & Learning
Taught by well-qualified academic staff from both Sheffield Hallam University and SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong. Students can be fully confident that they will be receiving the highest quality teaching and learning in the programme.
Classes will normally be held at SCOPE Learning Centres in Kowloon Tong and/or other designated venues.