Psychology (BSc, 4 Years)
|Qualification Awarded||Bachelor of Science in Psychology|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English and Greek|
|Mode of Study||Full-time and Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Profile of the Programme
The programme is devoted to the orientation of the students to the diverse field of psychology as a scientific discipline. The programme aims to offer a complete education in the major theories and techniques of psychology, and as such gives a first approach to psychologists’ skills, an in-depth exposure to research in psychology, and a basic education in psychology specialties. Students master general theories as well as the empirical evidence and application of knowledge in applied areas of psychology with a sense of purpose that helps improve the human condition in various settings. The program aims to ensure that students will apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice. Furthermore, students are fully prepared to gain entry to 2nd cycle education internationally having gained equivalent knowledge, skills, and competence in the field of psychology.
The main educational aims of the programme are the following:
- The Psychology Programme is devoted to the orientation of the students in the different sub-specialties in psychology.
- The Programme offers a basic education in psychology specialties, and in major theories and techniques in psychology, and as such gives a first approach to psychologists’ skills and to research in psychology.
- Students encompass general theories, the empirical evidence and application of knowledge in applied areas of psychology with a sense of purpose that helps improve the human condition in various settings.
- Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends, methods in psychology.
- Understand and apply basic research methods, including experimental methods, quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, data analysis and interpretation.
- Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry and the scientific approach.
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organisational issues.
- Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically and reflect other values underpinning psychology.
- Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes
- Hone communication skills to effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
- Recognise, understand and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
- Show insight into one’s own and others’ behaviour and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
- Emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to use psychological knowledge, skills and values in various occupations, and in graduate or professional school.
The undergraduate psychology programmes at UNIC are designed to follow international guidelines in the field of psychology and as such, bachelor degrees in psychology do not lead to professional qualifications. Graduates from our Psychology Programme are fully prepared for entry to graduate programmes internationally.
Graduates are also prepared and equipped for various positions in practices in which they can apply psychology to every-day life questions to enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and systems. The areas are clinical settings, education, industry, community, economy etc.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates from the Programme will be fully prepared for entry to postgraduate programmes. Our programme provides a) a solid theoretical foundation for students and b) acquisition of academic and discipline-specific skills to succeed in graduate studies in pursuit of specialized Masters or Doctoral degrees.
The general admission criteria of the university apply which is a high school leaving certificate.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, alt