BSC (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY

BSc (Hons) Psychology

DURATION OF STUDIES

3 years

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

Greek, English.

START DATE

October 2022

ATTENDANCE

Full-time

LOCATION

Athens, Greece

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Description

The BSc (Hons) Psychology is a three-year undergraduate degree programme that provides the necessary knowledge in all areas of the Science of Psychology If you are fascinated by human behavior and wonder why people think, act, react and interact in certain ways, then the BSc (Hons) Psychology is the perfect choice for your studies!

During your studies you will receive knowledge about various scientific fields of Psychology. You will get to know both the biological and social foundations of human behavior and you will come in contact with research in Psychology and its practice.

The program is offered in partnership with Glyndwr University, which ranks 1st in student satisfaction in England and Wales.

Objectives of the Programme

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Στόχος του προγράμματος BSc (Hons) Psychology είναι να σου προσφέρει όλα τα απαραίτητα εφόδια, εξασφαλίζοντάς σου άρτια θεωρητική, ερευνητική και πρακτική εκπαίδευση στην Ψυχολογία, η οποία θα σου επιτρέψει να συμμετάσχεις στην ανάπτυξη της ψυχολογικής γνώσης ώστε να έχεις τις βάσεις για μία επιτυχημένη επαγγελματική σταδιοδρομία προσφέροντάς σου ολοκληρωμένη εκπαίδευση σε όλα τα βασικά γνωστικά αντικείμενα της Ψυχολογίας.

Why choose BSc (Hons) Psychology at IST:

Curriculum Structure

Module Description

The aim of the module is to provide a description of traditional and modern psychological theories through the examination of their historical development and basic theoretical perspectives. At the end of the module you will be able to describe the historical development of psychology, to evaluate the main perspectives and approaches to modern psychology, to relate basic concepts, theories, controversies, issues and discussions in psychology, on a specific topic.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to introduce you to nature, philosophy and the field of research methods in psychology. It also encourages you to acquire a basic level of knowledge and understanding concerning the research methods process and lays the groundwork for introduction to statistical analysis and qualitative data analysis. At the end of the module, you will be able to assess the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, to discuss ethical issues involved in psychological research, to explain the research process, to describe data collection methods used in psychological research, to identify the data a research report as well as apply data analysis techniques.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The module aims to encourage the students to develop the necessary skills for studying psychology at HE level and the study of selected key research. This will include generic and subject specific skills. At the end of this module, you will be able to recognise original source material, explain the relationship between theory and evidence, demonstrate the ability to identify bias (ethnocentrism, gender, researcher etc), demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the applied nature of psychology, demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of key debates in psychology – psychology as a science, nature-nurture, free will / determinism, reductionism etc, engage in personal development planning.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to understand in depth the nature and scope of research methods in psychology, to learn to use your knowledge about data collection and analysis of psychology introduced in the module Introduction to Research Design. At the end of the module, you will be able to assess the difference between research, other evidence and the need for practice, based on evidence, discuss the ethical issues inherent in research, create a research report, identify and apply qualitative and quantitative data collection methods used in psychological research, apply data analysis techniques and explain the advantages and limitations of the selected psychological research approaches: e.g. experiment, research and observation.

Outline of the curriculum:

Course Description

The aim of the course is to give you the opportunity to get acquainted with traditional and modern theories of psychology by examining its historical development and basic theoretical perspectives. At the end of this section, you will be able to discuss and explain the nature of the selected basic theories and research in relation to social psychology, biological psychology and individual differences. You will also be able to identify basic theories and research in psychology in relation to selected issues and in relation to research methodology and statistics.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

This module is linked to the Study skills for Psychology module and gives you all the necessary knowledge to develop your academic skills in writing and presentation. At the same time, it will help you to develop your critical thinking, so that you can use the citations effectively and you can also study based on the feedback you will receive. Upon completion of the module, you will be able to present the results of the research in different ways of communication e.g. presentation, reports, posters, etc., to different audiences. You will also learn how to create well-structured arguments using evidence from the scientific literature. Finally, you will develop skills related to collaboration and planning as a team member as well as effective communication.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to introduce you to developmental psychology. At the end of this section, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the theory and research related to developmental psychology and how to evaluate it properly. You will also learn how to plan and conduct research in the field of developmental psychology.

Outline of the curriculum

The module will cover a number of topics such as:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to get acquainted with the current theories, models and explanations of biological psychology and to explore the relationship between biology, psychology, and mental activity.
At the end of the module, you will be able to judge the biological foundations of behavior, evaluate current models and theories used in biological psychology, and critically apply knowledge of the theories and models of biological psychology.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to use your knowledge about the research methodologies acquired in the first semester, while also contributing to an in-depth understanding of the new methods introduced in this course. It also prepares you to evaluate the results of the research and to develop an understanding of the design and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research data.
At the end of the module, you will be able to evaluate the use of different methods and methodologies for specific questions and areas of practice, to separate the sampling procedures and their statistical significance, to select the appropriate data presentation methods, to critically discuss the interpretation of the results and the implications of data analysis. At the same time you will develop your ability to analyze data using qualitative and quantitative methods.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to explore the physiology of the central nervous system, to learn how to recognize and evaluate current psychological theories of learning, attention and memory, as well as thinking and problem solving. By attending this module you will improve your ability to assess current knowledge of the process of introducing information to humans and animals.
At the end of this section, you will be able to critically evaluate the individual and collaborative functions of different parts of the brain as well as the nature of human learning processes. You will be able to critically interpret the solution of human problems, to critically evaluate the factors that govern attention and its relationship with consciousness, as well as to critically discuss the factors that affect the storage and retrieval of information in the brain.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to encourage you to examine the concepts of personality, intelligence and motivation as well as to evaluate the ways in which these concepts influence the behavior of the individual. They will also help you understand the psychometric tests used in this area. At the end of this module, you will be able to evaluate the psychometric tests used to assess personality and intelligence, to understand in depth the complex relationship between personality, intelligence and motivation.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of research methodology and research methods so that you can proceed to conduct an independent research project.
At the end of the module, you will be able to:

Discuss critically the use of different methods and methodologies (to include quantitative and qualitative) for specific questions and areas of practice, and apply this to a research article

Differentiate between sampling procedures and their statistical relevance

Use computer software for advanced quantitative data analysis e.g. SPSS

Discuss critically the interpretation of findings and implications of data analysis, synthesising this interpretation with relevant literature

Produce a research proposal for an independent empirical project

Outline of the curriculum:

MODULES

Module Description

The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding of psychological concepts, theories and methods related to the study of social interactions and behaviors in society and to analyze the connection between individual, interpersonal and group behavior in a social context as well as to develop the concept of psychology as a comprehensive subject.
At the end of the module, you will be able to critically discuss the theoretical and empirical aspects of social psychology, you will be able to differentiate individual, interpersonal and group behavior, to formulate important social psychological processes and factors, such as social influence and behaviors in as well as to critically evaluate research methods in relation to social psychology.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

Module Aims

To equip you with a knowledge and understanding of the role of social, psychological and biological factors on health, illness and well-being within the context of the individual and contemporary society

To encourage students to develop a critical understanding of the relevant theories and models of behavioural change

Educational Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

Module Description

It is the elaboration of a research work that will highlight the skills that were cultivated in the first two years of study and are related to the critical evaluation and research, the collection and analysis of data and academic theories but also the effective integration of all the above data with a critical look.

Educational Objectives

After completing the Research Project you will be able to:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to get acquainted with the basic aspects of the field of Clinical Psychology. By completing the module, you will be able to critically discuss the basics of Clinical Psychology as a profession, you will be able to explain how concepts and models of psychological disorder have developed and their relationship to psychological research and clinical practice and you will have the ability to critically evaluate at least two approaches to psychological therapy, e.g. psychodynamic, cognitive and interpersonal.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

The aim of the module is to get acquainted with the main areas of the field of Criminological Psychology.
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to critically discuss the basics of the development of forensic psychology as a profession, discuss current topics and theories in Forensic Psychology, and critically evaluate both current research and theoretical approaches. in Criminological Psychology.

Outline of the curriculum:

Module Description

It is the elaboration of a research work that will highlight the skills that were cultivated in the first two years of study and are related to the critical evaluation and research, the collection and analysis of data and academic theories but also the effective integration of all the above data with a critical look.

Upon completion of the degree you will be able to utilize theoretical and practical knowledge

Career prospects

As a Graduate of the BSc (Hons) Psychology program you can be active in the field of primary and secondary health but also be active as a freelancer by opening your own office. You can also work for Human Resources companies or organizations related to support and treatment, such as non-profit organizations, etc.
Your studies in the BSc (Hons) Psychology program of IST, provide you with the opportunity to obtain a license to practice through the process defined by ATEEN. You can see more in Recognitions .

The BSc (Hons) Psychology program is addressed to Lyceum graduates who wish to pursue a career in the field of Psychology but also to employees or students of other specialties.
The curriculum is offered with a physical presence at IST but also provides a more flexible mode through our modern educational platform.

The degree of the BSc (Hons) Psychology program provides the possibility to continue your studies at postgraduate level.

The program is offered with Physical Presence in scheduled classes at our facilities – 68 Syggrou Avenue (Next to the Metro Station “Syggrou – Fix”). Through our modern educational platform, it is also possible to attend classes on demand, at your own time and place.

High School Diploma or Equivalent Title

The program is conducted in Greek / English.
It is important to note that during your three years of study at IST you will have the opportunity to attend English language classes at no extra cost. By the end of your academic studies, you will have improved your level of English.

The registration process is simpler and shorter than ever!
You can register through the following ways:
Α) Online
Download the registration form here and send it completed to [email protected], along with the necessary documents (to see them click here with the proof of deposit (to see the bank accounts click here)

B) By visiting IST
IST’s Administrative Staff will be at your disposal to help you with the registration procedure. All you need to do is come to IST with the necessary registration documents (click hereto see them.)

Funding & Scholarship Programme

The method of payment for the already affordable IST tuition fees is very flexible. In consultation with the financial services of IST, there is the possibility of installments or one-off payment where a corresponding discount is provided.

Also, the Education Counselor will inform you about the economic and social criteria that will ensure you a tuition subsidy of up to 30%, supported by the Student Welfare Fund of IST.

You can also apply for one of the Scholarships offered by IST, in collaboration with well-known companies and organizations. For more information please see here.

It is important to note that with your tuition fees, in addition to the modules taught on the programme, you will enjoy a range of extra benefits and services at no extra cost such as:

  • Registration
  • Use of IST’s Library
  • Use of IST’s computer labs
  • Participation in the examinations
  • Use of IST’s educational plattform
  • All certificates of study, grades, transcripts, and other certificates requested from students from time to time.
  • Participation in seminars, events, and conferences organized by IST College.

Download IST’s brochure here.

Recognition of Professional Rights

This is a process that you can follow after completing your studies. To see the recognition process, according to the current legislation, click here.

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