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The Psychology with Information Systems Bachelors degree addresses the area of human-computer interaction. With the ever larger role that computers are taking in our everyday lives, and the increasing number of jobs in the Information Technology sector, a degree covering psychology and IT is a wise choice.
Psychology is the study of mental processes and human behaviour. In psychology we use scientific methods to investigate the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and motivations influence the way we act and behave with others.
The Psychology Department believes in using a number of different teaching methods, with a great emphasis on interaction between students and lecturers / tutors and also on active learning. Our courses consist of some or all of the following:
- lectures – the main forum for communicating factual information. Given the small number of students these can easily become interactive, and students are encouraged to ask questions
- tutorials – small groups of typically 4 – 6 students discuss specific readings relevant to the lecture course and have the opportunity to ask questions about anything unclear from the lectures
- classes / seminars – taught in larger groups, these may include demonstrations, videos, presentations to other students or other class activities
- practical classes – psychology involves designing experiments and collecting and interpreting experimental data, and these classes will help students learn the relevant skills
- computer classes – the courses on research design and statistics in particular involve the use of computers and programs such as SPSS. Students will have several classes during these courses to help familiarise them with such software
- individual research project -this very important part of your degree is carried out in your second year.
- observational methods – use of eg. video footage for developing of critical incident criteria and interaction process analysis (for developmental psychology, personality / social psychology, crime psychology topics).
Students wishing to study the Psychology with Information Systems must meet the following requirements:
- 280 UCAS points or equivelant,
- English language requirements - IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL of 213
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...