This course has two principle methods of delivery – through campus-based or blended learning. Teaching sessions typically start no earlier than 9am and finish no later than 6pm.
Campus-based learning (HLST092): This course starts in September with the full-time route requiring two days' attendance per week over one year, and the part-time route requiring one day of attendance per week over two years.
Blended learning (HLST121): This course typically starts in January and May, so please confirm your preference when you enquire. You will study online over two years, combined with a three-day classroom-based residential in Year One and a two-day residential in Year Two. The residential schools are a mandatory part of this course and must be attended by all students.
This course is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the interactive lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently, receive guidance on coursework assignments, begin to apply your knowledge and develop your academic and transferrable skills.
We consciously embrace a variety of learning styles, using PowerPoint lecture notes, videos and media clips, discussion based group work and student-led presentations. You will often be provided with recommended reading materials to engage with prior to, and outside of teaching sessions, such as book chapters, journal articles or other web resources.
All modes of study feature guest lecturers from industry, which are video recorded and often provided as podcasts. Past speakers from industry have included a Professor of Health Psychology, senior researcher, health psychologist, leadership trainer, counsellor and performance coach. Where possible, we endeavour to highlight the many different applied areas of Psychology, with past students hearing from an ex-police hostage and crisis negotiator from West Midlands Police, as well as educational and forensic psychologists.