University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Adolescent Psychology

The Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Psychology offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of issues and concerns relevant to Young People in the 21st century and to apply this knowledge, via intervention strategies, to their own working environment and real world situations.

Students will study the core areas of psychology which include:

- Biological; the physiological and neurological aspects of behaviour and experience;
- Social; how our own sense of identity and our social experiences underpin the ways in which we make sense of the world and interact with others;
-Cognitive; insight into the theories and models that attempt to explain the processes involved in making sense of our environment (e.g. memory, perception and attention) and deciding what action is necessary;
- Individual differences; an examination of issues surrounding concepts of personality and intelligence;
- Research Methods; Students also learn how to how to apply a range of research methods to a variety of research questions. This is an essential component of Psychology as a scientific discipline.

The Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Psychology is gained when candidates achieve 60 credits at level 6. The programme contains three modules, each of twenty credits. Candidates must satisfactorily complete all three modules to gain the award.

The module 'Making Sense of Adolescence', which commences in semester 1, provides students with the theoretical underpinnings, from a variety of psychological perspectives, of the complex development that occur during adolescence. The programme has been devised so that in the remaining modules, students can apply the theoretical underpinnings discussed in this module, to 21st century behaviours and research.

The module 'Research Methods: Adolescent Psychology Project' is run over both semester 1 and semester 2. The semester 1 component of this module provides students with an awareness of a range of research methods and techniques in preparation to prepare to formal research proposal that fit within ethical codes. In semester 2, students will conduct a small-scale research project to address the proposed research question/focus.

The third module 'Challenges for Adolescents in the 21st Century', which will commence in semester 2, focuses on the application of theory learned from the 'Making Sense of Adolescence' module to 21st Century Behaviours.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,075 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Carmarthen Campus Carmarthen SA31 3EP Wales

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