Academic excellence for business and the professions
Department of Psychology:
Undergraduate Open Day
Elliot Freeman
Admis...
Questions
– What is Psychology
about?
• Not (just) mind-reading
– Should I study
Psychology?
• And can I get a job
afterwa...
– Business, Industry
– Marketing, Public Relations,
Advertising
– Personnel Management
– Education, Teaching, Training
– C...
– NSS 2013: joint 1st in UK!
– 99% : ‘Staff are good at explaining things’
– 2nd in London1, Top 25% in UK
– 3* and 4* rat...
What makes us good
• Access to lecturers
– 6-10 formal contact hours, supplemented by
– One-to-one ‘clinic’ sessions after...
How do I get in?
A-level grades
Minimum entry requirements 310 tariff points
Typically A A B
•Can include AS grade C or be...
BSc in Psychology @ City University London
Year 3 (60%)
Year 2 (30%)
Year1 (10%)
Final Grade Calculation: Teaching & Asses...
Year 1: Foundations and electives
• Cognitive Approaches
• Biological Approaches
• Life Span Psychology
• History and Theo...
Year 2: Core studies
• Research Methods
• Cognitive Psychology
• Biological Psychology
• Developmental
• Social Psychology...
Year 3: Specialist electives and Dissertation
• Concepts and Categorisation
• Judgment and Decision Making
• Memory: Trend...
BSc Psychology Pathways @ City
• Accredited by the BPS
• A degree in a specialised area of psychology
• All students enter...
BSc Psychology @ City University London
 BSc Psychology
 BSc Psychology with integrated professional training
 BSc Psyc...
Psychology Research
• Autism Research Group
• Coaching Psychology Unit
• Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit
• EEG & TMS
...
Taster day programmePresenter Topic
Elliot Freeman Welcome
Dermot Bowler Autism Spectrum
Lauren Knott Memory and Law
Stian...
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Department of Psychology - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

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Department of Psychology - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

  1. 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions Department of Psychology: Undergraduate Open Day Elliot Freeman Admissions Tutor
  2. 2. Questions – What is Psychology about? • Not (just) mind-reading – Should I study Psychology? • And can I get a job afterwards? – Should I come to City University? • What will I get? • Grand questions – Who / what am I? – How does a brain make a mind? – Why do things look the way they do? • Practical questions – How can we get select the best person for a job? – How can we help people make rational decisions? – How can we promote healthy lifestyles? – How can we improve speech comprehension in hearing impairment? – How reliable are court eyewitnesses?
  3. 3. – Business, Industry – Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising – Personnel Management – Education, Teaching, Training – Caring Professions – Therapy – Sports and fitness – Police, Armed Forces – Science journalism – Clinical Psychology Careers Professions Other careers • Clinical Psychology • Occupational Psychology • Health Psychology • Educational Psychology • Counselling • Psychology Degree – Keeps your options open – Proof of scientific, social, quantitative, critical and presentations skills – Attractive to employers
  4. 4. – NSS 2013: joint 1st in UK! – 99% : ‘Staff are good at explaining things’ – 2nd in London1, Top 25% in UK – 3* and 4* rated research • Excellent employment prospects – 86% employment or further study after 6 months2 – 10th in UK for employability1 and graduate starting salaries2 – Average salary £17000 after six months2 Psychology at City: Accolades
  5. 5. What makes us good • Access to lecturers – 6-10 formal contact hours, supplemented by – One-to-one ‘clinic’ sessions after every lecture – 2 weekly drop-in hours – On-line forums and email (response within 48hrs) • Focus on professional practice – A unique concentration of practicing psychologists – Counselling, organisational, coaching, health, developmental & autism – Opportunities for career guidance and specialist postgraduate study • Feedback – Three-week turn-around of marking – Unique detailed multidimensional feedback, on-line – Personal performance reviews (exam and coursework) – Examiner’s comments, model answers and statistics for every module 8 4 + 2 14
  6. 6. How do I get in? A-level grades Minimum entry requirements 310 tariff points Typically A A B •Can include AS grade C or better •Preferably includes Science •Preferably not General Studies OR International Baccalaureate 31 Access to HE and non-UCAS tariff qualifications Assessed on individual basis Must achieve top grades Strong CV, academic references and personal statement; evidence of academic ability GCSE B or equivalent in English Language and either Maths or Statistics CV and personal statement - Are you really a Psychologist? Relevant work experience, Evidence of reading and independent study Career aspirations or interests What will Psychology do for you? What will you do for Psychology?
  7. 7. BSc in Psychology @ City University London Year 3 (60%) Year 2 (30%) Year1 (10%) Final Grade Calculation: Teaching & Assessment: Teaching Most modules: 10 lectures (2h) plus drop-in clinic (1h) Assessment Coursework plus end of term exam [essay, MCQs, presentation, reflection, lab report, book review, etc.]
  8. 8. Year 1: Foundations and electives • Cognitive Approaches • Biological Approaches • Life Span Psychology • History and Theory • Research and Quantitative Methods • Specialist Background • Small group tutorials • Electives – Economics – Media studies – Languages – Politics – Psychology Research @ City
  9. 9. Year 2: Core studies • Research Methods • Cognitive Psychology • Biological Psychology • Developmental • Social Psychology • Personality and Individual differences
  10. 10. Year 3: Specialist electives and Dissertation • Concepts and Categorisation • Judgment and Decision Making • Memory: Trends and Issues • Neuroscience: Brain, Mind and Body • Approaches to Autism • Health Psychology • Organizational Psychology • Psychology Dissertation – 7000-10000 words – Original independently-conducted research – Supervised one-on-one by expert lecturer • Psychology as Philosophy • Social and Emotional Development: The Early Years • Abnormal and Clinical Psychology • Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis • Coaching Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice • Normal and disordered word processing
  11. 11. BSc Psychology Pathways @ City • Accredited by the BPS • A degree in a specialised area of psychology • All students enter BSc Psychology route • Students decide at the end of their 2nd year whether – they want to apply to specialise in one of four pathways – or continue with general BSc Psychology • Our Pathways are related to our areas of excellence in research and applied psychology fields. • Selecting a pathway makes sense if: – You are very certain of your career choice – Otherwise keep your options open
  12. 12. BSc Psychology @ City University London  BSc Psychology  BSc Psychology with integrated professional training  BSc Psychology with study abroad New BSc Psychology with Pathways:  BSc Psychology with Counselling and Health Psychology  BSc Psychology with Organisational Psychology & Behavioural Economics  BSc Psychology with Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience  BSc Psychology with Child Development
  13. 13. Psychology Research • Autism Research Group • Coaching Psychology Unit • Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit • EEG & TMS • Neural basis of perception and action • Developmental Psychology Research Group • Health Psychology Research Group • Memory & Cognition Research Group • Decision making • Concepts and categories • Memory Research Unit • Organisational Psychology Research Group • Centre for Performance at Work • Opportunities for research and work experience
  14. 14. Taster day programmePresenter Topic Elliot Freeman Welcome Dermot Bowler Autism Spectrum Lauren Knott Memory and Law Stian Reimers Social Psych, Decision making Paul Flaxman Occupational Antonia Clark Careers Labs & facilities ASD Cognition Lab Teaching rooms Eyetracking EEG TMS Testing booths Big computer lab
  15. 15. Questions?

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