Foundations in Psychology: Applied Psychology (C8502)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module will enable you to explore a range of topical controversies which stem from a variety of areas of applied psychology for example occupational, environmental and forensic psychology. You will evaluate theories and ideas with respect to empirical data, and will learn how to apply the findings of Psychology to everyday experience.

Assessment: 50/50 split exam/coursework


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


60%: Coursework (Portfolio)
40%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: