Course Information

Course Description

The Psychology course develops learners' knowledge, understanding, and skills in various aspects, including in-depth subject content, independent thinking, application of knowledge to new situations, critical evaluation of information sources, logical reasoning and argumentation, decision-making, and effective communication in English. It offers an opportunity for students with no prior learning in psychology to gain a comprehensive understanding of psychological concepts, theories, and research methodology.

Course Objectives

The course aims to equip students with:

  • Knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, and research findings.
  • Familiarity with different psychological approaches, issues, debates, and research methodology.
  • Awareness of the scientific method and the scope and limitations of psychological theory and practice.
  • Skills in data analysis, evaluation, and drawing conclusions.
  • Insight into the relationship between psychological findings and real-life applications.
  • Understanding of ethical considerations in psychology.
  • Appreciation and understanding of individual, social, and cultural diversity.


Course Outline

The course covers four core psychological approaches: Biological, Cognitive, Learning, and Social. It delves into these approaches through a range of core studies that exemplify various research methods used in psychology, such as experiments, self-reports, case studies, observations, correlations, and longitudinal studies. By exploring the content and research methods employed, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how psychologists study human experiences and behaviours.

Student Acquisitions

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, and research.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying psychological approaches, critical analysis, and drawing informed conclusions.
  • Develop an awareness of the scientific process and ethical considerations in psychology.
  • Recognise the relevance of psychological findings to everyday life and the diversity of human experiences.
  • Acquire skills in data analysis, evaluation, and effective communication in psychology.


Learning Methodologies

The course utilises a range of effective learning methodologies, including interactive online lessons, engaging course materials, practical activities, discussions, and collaborative projects. These methodologies foster independent thinking, encourage active participation, and promote critical analysis of psychological theories and research. Students will develop essential skills in research methodology, data analysis, and presentation of coherent arguments, ensuring their readiness for further study and real-world applications of psychology.