BSc Human Psychology
I know this has been quite a busy and exciting time for you all, especially as I know that for many of you, this is your first visit to a foreign country. We have been very busy as well preparing for your arrival and to ensure that not only do you have a comfortable and enjoyable visit to England, but that you are successful with your chosen programme of study.
The BSc (Hons) Human Psychology has been designed exclusively for students from TAR College, who have achieved a pass the TAR Advanced Diploma Social Science (Psychology).
If you are unsure about any aspect of your study at LJMU please feel free to ask any of the academic or support staff. They are here to ensure your visit is as trouble-free and successful as possible.
On behalf of all the staff may I wish you all the very best with your studies. I hope you will enjoy your time in Liverpool and that you will take back with you the success that you undoubtedly deserve.
Professor Andy Tattersall Director,
I hope you had an enjoyable flight to Liverpool and that you have recovered from jet-lag and are settling in to academic life at the University.
The first few days in a new city and a new university can be disorienting. The staff at LJMU have prepared an induction programme for you that will help you orient and settle-in.
Your Advanced Diploma has provided you with a solid background in the field of Psychology and sufficient in-depth knowledge and skills equivalent to 300 credits of the full Honours degree. The summer programme at LJMU provides an extension to your studies, making up the 60 additional credits to complete a full BSc (Hons) programme in Human Psychology.
Your programme of study has been designed to allow you to both extend your studies and develop your skills in human psychology. I am sure you will find it interesting, challenging and useful.
I am sure you will make the most of the opportunities available to you during your time at Liverpool John Moores University.
Dr Chai Ming Sing
Knowing whom to see, when to see them and how to contact them is one of the keys to making the most of your time at LJMU. Staff of the School who will be teaching on the BSc Human Psychology:
Academic Staff Room Tel* Dr Yvonne Harrison email@example.com Dr Peter Malinowski firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Cath Willis email@example.com Technical Staff Room Tel* Mike Kavanagh firstname.lastname@example.org Ted Sayers email@example.com
* These are internal extension numbers. From outside, dial (0151) 904 followed by the extension.
Maintaining Contact with Staff
E-mail is a very effective means of communication, which can easily be used from any of the University’s networked PCs. If you need to contact a tutor and arrange a time for a meeting, this is often the best means. Alternatively, you can phone or simply write your name against a suitable time slot on the timetable outside your tutor’s office.
This Programme has been designed exclusively for those on the Advanced Diploma programme at TAR College. The principle aims of the programme are to:
1. Provide a structured, modular and integrated programme of study leading to the degree of BSc (Hons) in Human Psychology.
2. Integrate theory and practice through learning in the classroom and laboratory.
3. Prepare graduates for the professional practice of Psychology.
4. Produce science graduates with those qualities and skills associated with honours degrees inter alia:
(i) Intellectual, theoretical and practical skills,
(ii) Transferable, ICT, communication and independent learning skills,
(iii) Ability to process, interpret, appraise, evaluate and report experimental data,
(iv) Appreciation of the relevance, significance and impact of the topics studied.
5. Prepare graduates for continuing education, for post-graduate research and for life-long learning
Brief Details of your Modules
|Module Code||Module Title||Module Leader||Weeks||Credit Rating|
|PSYTA3002||Experimental Psychology||Professor Sheila Glenn||4-7||24|
This module examines issues relating to recruitment, selection, psychometrics, appraisal of work performance and aspects of career development. Additionally, psychological research relating to the design of work environments (with particular emphasis on health and safety at work) and models and methods of organisational development are examined.
This is a laboratory based module consisting of four distinct pieces of work. The four laboratory practical will be delivered by: Yvonne Harrison, Peter Malinowski and Cath Willis.
You will carry out an empirical investigation into a psychological area working closely with a member of the Programme team.
Your programme will run for 12 weeks between June and September.
For each laboratory in Experimental Psychology a typical week of activity (laboratory work will vary because of the nature of activities involved) will be structured as follows:
|Day 1 AM||Introductory seminar|
|Day 1 PM||Hands-on familiarisation activity|
|Day 2 AM||Advanced seminar|
|Day 2 PM||Laboratory activity|
|Day 3 AM||Laboratory activity|
|Day 3 PM||Preliminary data analysis|
|Day 4 AM||Further data analysis|
|Day 4 PM||Drafting of laboratory report and presentation|
|Day 5 AM||Drafting of laboratory report|
|Day 5 PM||Submission of coursework|
Progression through the Programme
The Occupational Psychology module is assessed by a two-hour written examination at the end of Week 8.
The Experimental Psychology module is assessed by four pieces of coursework. The coursework is submitted at the end of the week in which the laboratory practical takes place.
You will receive unmoderated marks for your laboratory work. The term ‘unmoderated’ means that the marks will not have been agreed through our formal procedures, such as inspection of samples of your work by our external examiner. The pass mark is 40% for all modules.
For the Dissertation module you will work closely with a supervisor on a research topic in which she or he is a specialist. The topic for the Dissertation will be agreed during the second week of your arrival. Weeks 8-13 have been set to allow you to work full-time on your dissertation which is due for submission on Friday 28th August.