Psychology Course | Varsity Education

Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour.

How do we perceive colours?

How do children acquire language?

Why do we behave differently around others?

Students on our Psychology course spend time considering questions such as these as they cover some of the fundamental elements of undergraduate level Psychology.

The Psychology course at Varsity Education is centered around the study of people – their behaviour and thoughts but also their actions, interactions and reactions. Psychology is fundamentally a scientific discipline and our students learn how to correctly formulate and test their ideas through systematic observation and experimentation.

Like many university degrees, Psychology is interdisciplinary and shares considerable overlap with a number of other subjects including anthropology, biological sciences, linguistics and philosophy. Students will learn how to explore these connections and how to use the similarities to inform their understanding of the subject.

Topics may include:

  • Linguistics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Perception
  • Information processing
  • Language and Cognition
  • Probability theory and statistics
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological disorders

This course gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding of how the brain works, from infancy to adulthood. Students will then consider how we perceive the world and the impact social and cultural differences can have on people’s behaviour. Varsity Education prides itself on having an internationally diverse programme and the variety of backgrounds and nationalities provides a broad range of perspectives and attitudes for students on our Psychology programme to consider.

As well as learning how we develop and socialise, students also learn more about the causes of psychological disorders. As an essential element of a Psychology undergraduate degree, our academics also help students develop the skills required to design experiments and draw conclusions from collected data.

Students will leave our programme with a fundamental understanding of how we use memory and skill, the biological basis of human behaviour and how we interact with others and our environment.

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