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BSc in Psychology

  • How does the mind work?
  • Ever had a word “right on the tip of your tongue?”
  • Do some songs make you happy, others sad?
  • Has a smell ever suddenly reminded you of an event or place in your past?

Psychologists study these and other common phenomena. But, they go far beyond: They study human behaviour, both normal and atypical, and what dictates it.

In your 4-year journey in studying Psychology at Neapolis University in Cyprus you will be able to contemplate, discuss and answer issues similar to the above.

Aims of the Psychology Programme 

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology focuses on the study of individuals and groups, including their behaviours, thought processes, and emotions.

It is specifically designed to:

  • help students understand the cognitive and affective processes that underlie human experience and behaviour
  • acquire an in-depth understanding of fundamental psychological principles
  • learn the techniques by which behaviours are evaluated and modified
  • be able to apply theoretical principles to solve behavioural problems
  • develop critical thinking, scientific reasoning and transferable skills such as academic writing
  • apply knowledge and skills that will equip students to a wide range of professional pursuits

The general objective of the BSc in Psychology is to enhance understanding of behaviour and mental processes and to examine their connections to the fields of biology and the social sciences. This general objective is translated into specific objectives that concern the understanding of

  • scientific methodology,
  • the current state of psychological knowledge, and
  • the application of both methodology and knowledge to real-world problems

Why Study for a BSc in Psychology at NUP?

Located in the heart of Pafos, NUP is an institution like no other. To begin with, the educational experience at NUP, which builds upon international diversity stresses rigorous intellectual engagement, relevant career education, and social responsibility.

Of course, NUP has all that you would expect in a modern university (and some things that you might not expect):

  • Well-equipped computers, library, laboratory and classroom facilities;
  • A support staff of academic advisors, counselors and student service personnel to assist you with your studies;
  • Technologically advanced systems including wireless internet access
  • Student life that rivals any university

We value Psychological Research

One of the many benefits of being a psychology student at NUP is the unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the research lab of faculty members. The activities vary according to the type of research being conducted and the current needs of the lab. Students are encouraged to work with the faculty on research projects. Varied coursework, state-of-the-art computer labs, well-equipped lecture rooms provide Psychology students with a solid preparation for entry into the world and for career advancement.

Why the NUP BSc in Psychology Programme is right for you

We are looking for candidates who will be challenged by the academic rigour of the programme, have the desire to contribute thoughts and ideas in an interactive learning environment, and have the desire to learn. Contact us to schedule an informal meeting. It’s the first step in finding out if this is the right programme for you.

 

Programme Structure

The programme covers the main disciplines of Psychology and its structure includes the following five components:

  • Content Specific Courses (Core Courses)
  • General Education Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Thesis (optional)
  • Practicum

The graduates of our programme will acquire in-depth knowledge in a wide range of topics in Psychology. They will also be able to apply this knowledge to benefit individuals and society. Finally, they will develop the necessary skills to work in various professional roles, such as counseling or social work services, working with people with disabilities, providing individual or family therapy and support, as well as advise organizations in practical issues such as improvement of the work environment.

The Core Curriculum of the BSc Programme includes Level I (breadth) and Level II (depth) core courses in the major areas of Psychology, such as Cognitive, Developmental, Clinical, Counselling, Social and Educational Psychology. It also includes advanced courses in Adult Psychopathology, Adult Psychopharmacology, the Biological Bases of Behaviour and Research Methodology and Statistics.

The purpose of the General Education courses is to ensure that every graduate of the Department of Psychology acquires scientific knowledge and skills in areas beyond his/her chosen field of study, which are appropriate for a university-educated person (computer skills, academic writing, foreign languages, etc.).

Students must also complete a necessary number from free Elective Courses depending on their needs and interests (e.g., Introduction to Philosophy, Psychology of Politics, Forensic Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Marketing Principles etc.) offered by the Department of Psychology and other Departments of the University.

The opportunity to pursue a Thesis is given to BSc students during the semesters 7 and 8 of their study.

The aim of the Practicum is for students to acquire “hands-on” experience in psychology by working within a variety of settings. The practicum may take place in the University’s Counselling Centre for Psychological Support and Evaluation, in elementary or secondary education school units, in government organizations, and/or the University’s hospital. The practicum will be carried out under staff supervision.

The BSc in Psychology from Neapolis University Pafos promotes three important dimensions, that is, theory, research and practice, on which it places equal importance. A wide range of teaching resources is used in order to promote the learning objectives∙ these include lectures, seminars and the usage of audiovisual material. The active involvement of students in the learning process is particularly encouraged.

Duration of studies

The programme duration is four years. Courses are taught in Greek.

Admission Criteria

Candidates for the Psychology Programme must be graduates of secondary education from an accredited institution, and they must have good knowledge of English. The University uses various forms of assessment of competency in English.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation students will have acquired an in-depth understanding of fundamental psychological principles and theories over a wide span of human activities. Therefore our students have a spherical education and training, which boost their future perspectives for their career as psychologists.

This will give students the knowledge and practical skills to begin their careers, as entry level psychologists, in jobs which require insight and understanding of behaviour principles.

Psychology can lead you in many directions˙ the BSc in Psychology enables graduates to work not only as psychologists, but also in areas that require knowledge and understanding of the principles of behaviour. These areas include: advertising, public relations, market research and analysis, communication, health promotion, and management consulting.

Our graduate students can also proceed with postgraduate studies in specialized areas, such as the MSc in Counselling or the MSc in Educational Psychology offered by Neapolis University Pafos, or any other discipline offered by any local University or University abroad.

In general Psychology is a well-respected profession around the world – and well-paid as well! Psychology graduates are in high demand everywhere.

 

 

For successful completion of the programme, students will have to meet the requirements of the Bachelor in Psychology. All students enrolled in the BSc Psychology programme must complete the following set of courses in 8 semesters.

CodeCourse TitleECTS

Year: 1 Semester: 1

PSYC100Introduction to Psychology 6
PSYC101Developmental Psychology I 5
PSYC203Theories of Personality6
PSYC105Counselling Psychology I 5
PEPS101 Computer Skills (GE)3
GEED199Foreign Language I (GE)5
30

Year: 1 Semester: 2

BUSN200Principles of Marketing (GE)6
PSYC103Psychology of Motivation6
PSYC106 Clinical Psychology I 6
PSYC104Educational Psychology I 6
GEED102Introduction to Philosophy (GE)3
GEED299Foreign Language II (GE)3
30

Year: 2 Semester: 3

PSYC206Clinical Psychology II 6
PSYC201Developmental Psychology II6
PSYC107 Research Methods in Psychology5
PSYC108 Cognitive Psychology I 5
GEED104Sociology and Anthropology 3
PSYC102Social Psychology I5
30

Year: 2 Semester: 4

PSYC205Counseling Psychology II 6
PSYC207 Developmental Psychopathology 6
PSYC208Learning Difficulties6
PSYC202Social Psychology II 6
BUSN201 Organizational Behavior (Elective)6
30

Year: 3 Semester: 5

PSYC301Environmental Psychology 6
PSYC302 Industrial and Organizational Psychology6
PSYC303Psychological Measurement 6
PSYC210 Diversity and Multicultural issues (Elective) 6
PSYC308Psychology of Politics (Elective)6
30

Year: 3 Semester: 6

PSYC305 Biological Bases of Behaviour6
PSYC304Educational Psychology II6
PSYC306Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences6
PSYC307Experiencing Psychological Research6
PSYC209Forensic Psychology (Elective)6
30

Year: 4 Semester: 7

PSYC401The Psychology of Human Communication (or Thesis)6
PSYC408Cognitive Psychology II 6
PSYC404Practicum6
PSYC402Health Psychology 6
PSYC403Psychology of Language 6
30

Year: 4 Semester: 8

PSYC405Adult Psychopharmacology6
PSYC406Neuropsychology6
PSYC407The Psychology of Human Sexuality6
PSYC410Adult Psychopathology (or Thesis)6
PSYC409Psychology of Reading 6
30
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The Faculty of the BSc in Psychology