Clearing 2021
MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Social Sciences options

Year 0, Component 04

IA129-3-FY or IA175-3-FY or IA179-3-FY
IA129-3-FY
DATACY
(30 CREDITS)

This module is designed to equip you with practical and analytical skills to understand, generate, analyse, interpret and present data, to draw valid conclusions from data and to critically assess examples of data use. Although these skills are applicable across disciplines, they will be taught in the context of social sciences using examples of political and social data from a range of sources including academic articles, newspaper reports, data archives, and Government statistics.

IA175-3-FY
Introduction to Psychology
(30 CREDITS)

Psychology is a broad subject, containing many disciplines. This module is designed to give an overview of these different core disciplines, encouraging you to explore how these different areas are informed by theory and research. The module will cover a range of classic and contemporary pieces of psychological research, exploring the methods adopted by psychologists to investigate the human mind and behaviour Through this module, you will be encouraged to think critically about the theories and research studies that are covered and begin to consider how psychological findings apply to everyday life. This module will look at theory and research in areas such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, biopsychology and social psychology. Along with psychological theories we also introduce basic research skills, creating transferable analytical skills and/or preparation for entry to a psychology (or related) degree.

IA179-3-FY
The Unconscious in Individuals, Groups and Society
(30 CREDITS)

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