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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Psychology (Intercalated Programme)

Programme code:BS-PSYC/RMUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Mitch Waterman Contact address:M.G.Waterman@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of Level 1 & 2 Medicine or Dentistry MB ChD or B ChD

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Psychology

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Psychology Board of Examiners

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

A Psychology (intercalated programme) graduate would be expected to be able to demonstrate:

Subject knowledge statements

Threshold standards (minimal standards necessary for a student to graduate with a single honours degree in Psychology)
- Understands the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
- Recognises the inherent variability and diversity of psychological functioning.
- Can demonstrate a good knowledge and critical understanding of a range of influences on psychological functioning and how they are conceptualised across the core areas.
- Is knowledgeable about a number of specialised areas and/or applications.
- Can demonstrate knowledge of a range of research paradigms, research methods and measurement techniques, including statistical analysis.
Modal standards (standards that a typical Psychology student would be expected to attain)
- Understands the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline, its historical origins, development and limitations.
- Recognises the inherent variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance.
- Can demonstrate systematic knowledge and critical understanding of a range of influences on psychological functioning, how they are conceptualised across the core areas, and how they interrelate.
- Has detailed knowledge of several specialised areas and/or applications, some of which are at the cutting edge of research in the discipline.
- Can demonstrate a systematic knowledge of a range of research paradigms, research methods and measurement techniques, including statistical analysis, and be aware of their limitations.

Subject skills statements

Threshold or minimal standards
- Can reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.
- Can adopt multiple perspectives.
- Can detect meaningful patterns in behaviour and experience.
- Can pose and operationalise research questions.
- Can demonstrate competence in research skills through practical activities.
- Can reason statistically and demonstrate competence in a range of statistical methods.
- Can initiate, design, conduct and report an empirically-based research project under appropriate supervision.
- Is aware of ethical principles and can demonstrate this in relation to personal study, particularly with regard to the research project.

Modal or typical standards
- Can reason scientifically, understand the role of evidence and make critical judgements about arguments in psychology.
- Can adopt multiple perspectives and systematically analyse the relationships between them.
- Can detect meaningful patterns in behaviour and experience and evaluate their significance.
- Can pose, operationalise and critique research questions.
- Can demonstrate substantial competence in research skills through practical activities.
- Can reason statistically and use a range of statistical methods with confidence.
- Can competently initiate, design, conduct and report an empirically-based research project under appropriate supervision, and can recognise its theoretical, practical and methodological implications and limitations.
- Is aware of the ethical context of psychology as a discipline and can demonstrate this in relation to personal study, particularly with regard to the research project.

Programme specification:

The programme provides integration within and between semesters; this counters the fragmentary nature of the discipline and allows students to be more autonomous thinkers and practitioners of psychology. Although not accredited, the programme seeks to meet most of the requirements as set out by the professional body (The British Psychological Society) and to meet (or exceed) the modal Benchmark statements for Psychology.

The progressive learning of research skills through the statistics element contained in the first few weeks of the Intercalating Medics Research Project module and the Research Skills 3 module, culminating in the final level research project, combined with additional skills training in the autonomous use of PC-based Experiment-Generators provides students with greater flexibility in their own practical work designs.

The inclusion of subjective specific induction sessions (attached to each module) enables students to undertake self-directed reading and research reviews to reflect, in more depth, upon issues covered in each of the modules.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PSYC3190Project: Intercalated Programme20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PSYC3403Joint Honours/Intercalated Programme: Psychological Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3404Joint Honours/Intercalated Programme: Advanced Social Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3410Intercalated Programme: Advanced Developmental Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3418Joint Honours/Intercalated Programme: Cognitive Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3421Joint Hons/Intercalated Programme Individual Differences10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3422Intercalated Programme: Research Skills 315 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3423Intercalated programme: Research Skills 415 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3453Joint Hons/Intercalated Programme: Memory and Language10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3454Joint Hons/Intercalated Programme: Perception, Action and Cognition10 creditsSemester 1

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