Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
(B.Psy.(Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1606 Social Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1612 Research Methods in Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1620 Philosophical Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1610 Major Paradigms in Psychology: The Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Paradigms, and Behaviourism 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1617 Biological Psychology 1 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1622 Developmental Psychology 1 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1628 Introduction to the Psychology Profession 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1658 Academic Writing and Prsentation in Psychology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1618 Biological Psychology 2 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1623 Developmental Psychology 2 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1625 Psychology of Communication 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY1635 Major Paradigms: Cognitive Psychology 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 credits

YEAR TWO

During their second year of studies, in addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose elective study-units to the value of 24 ECTS credits from the elective pool on offer throughout the year.

Elective study-units already chosen throughout the second year, may not be chosen again during the third year of the course.


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PSY2643 Practical Psychology 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY2606 Psychology of Learning and Applied Behaviour Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2628 Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2629 Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2640 Forensic and Criminal Psychology 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2641 Psychology of Helping 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

COU3301 Career Education and Guidance 4 ECTS
INE2601 Inclusive Communities and Schooling 4 ECTS
INE3622 Learning Disabilities 4 ECTS
PSY1626 Evolutionary Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3130 Psychology of Adjustment 2 ECTS
PSY3647 Selected Topics in Organisational Psychology 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY2610 Psychopathology 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2623 Work Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY2633 Health Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PSY2626 Psychology of Sexuality 2 ECTS
PSY2634* Psychology of the Family 4 ECTS
PSY3159 Addictive Behaviour 4 ECTS
PSY3609 Psychology of Small Groups 4 ECTS
PSY3611 Media Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3648 Sports Psychology 4 ECTS

*PSY2634 is highly recommended.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

During their third year of studies, in addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose elective study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits.

During their third year, students are required to register for elective study-units not covered during their second year.


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY3631 Symposia in Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY3641 Dissertation 12 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PSY2643 Practical Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3605 Practicum 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY3504 Psychotherapeutic Methods 1: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the Humanistic Existential Approaches 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3630 Ethical and Professional Issues 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3644 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY3651 Introduction to Critical Psychology 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3656 Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT3064 Psychoanalysis and Anthropology 4 ECTS
COU3301 Career Education and Guidance 4 ECTS
INE3622 Learning Disabilities 4 ECTS
PSY3640 Community Mental Health 4 ECTS
PSY2643 Practical Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3647 Selected Topics in Organisational Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3657 Sensitivity Training in Psychology 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY3505 Psychotherapeutic Methods 2: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY3662 Neuropsychology 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

PSY2626 Psychology of Sexuality 2 ECTS
PSY3159 Addictive Behaviour 4 ECTS
PSY3160 Respecting Diversity 4 ECTS
PSY3161 Cyberpsychology 4 ECTS
PSY3609 Psychology of Small Groups 4 ECTS
PSY3611 Media Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3613 Environmental Psychology 2 ECTS
PSY3616 Psychology of Ageing 4 ECTS
PSY3648 Sports Psychology 4 ECTS
PSY3654 Aviation Psychology 4 ECTS




Requirement for completion of Year 3: 60 credits

Requirement for award of B. Psychology (Hons) degree: 180 credits

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor in Psychology (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 19 October 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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