(Short Course) Understanding Psychology

Course details

  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Location Blended Learning
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Why choose this course?

Society today showcases a number of social issues such as prejudice, internet addiction and bullying. This short course is designed to introduce you to understanding the psychology behind these issues.

Key course features

• Have the opportunity to take part in a variety of interesting learning methods such as watching video clips, completing quizzes, and taking part in online discussions.
• Develop your critical thinking skills and understanding of current research within psychology.
• This course is great for anyone who wants to know more about psychology and how we can use it to understand and explain different contextual issues within our day-to-day lives.

What you will study

A range of topics will be studied to understand how psychology can explain current events / contemporary issues such as:

  • Relationships
  • Gaming
  • Arts in Health
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Prosocial Behaviour
  • Positive Psychology

Entry requirements & applying

To book, visit our online shop. 

The booking for this course closes a week before the course start date. If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course please contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk 

Teaching & Assessment

Structured Portfolio in which the student must:

a) Demonstrate understanding of psychological theory and research. For example students will contribute to on-line fora through posting their own understanding of theory and research and commenting on other students posts. 

b) Apply psychological theory and knowledge to a range of topical issues. For example students will be invited to select a topic area on which to put together either a poster presentation or an oral presentation. 

Fees & funding


Course dates

This course commences on 4th July 2022 and runs for 6 weeks.  There will be one on campus session towards the end of the course.  For further information, please contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk.