Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Psychology

Preamble

 

•    These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty Regulations and General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degree Programmes which have precedence over Departmental Regulations.

•    The student who has started a programme following one set of regulations will not be affected by regulations adopted subsequently unless agreed to in writing by the student.

•    The Senate has the authority to exempt a student from any of these regulations.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

  • At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes with Grade C or better including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
  • At least two  (2) ‘A’ Level passes

Special Entry

A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may subject to the approval of the Senate be admitted to a programme on special grounds.

Mature Entry
Shall be obtained by applicants who have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and have a demonstrable work experience during the last five years before the academic year in which admission is sought, and aged 25 years and above.  They may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for University education.

Structure of the Programme

Duration

The normal duration of the BSc Honours Degree in Psychology shall be four (4) years.
Degree Structure

 

  • The Degree follows a 1.1.1.1 structure.
  • Each student will be required to take a minimum of forty-two 42 modules in accordance with the following breakdown:
  • At part one a student shall register for a minimum of fourteen (14) modules.
  • At part two a student shall register for at least 12 modules.
  • At part three a student shall register for two (2) double modules and is required to spend a minimum of 10 months on work related learning experience.
  • At Part four a student shall register for a minimum of twelve (12) modules.
  • A module shall be taught in at least thirty-six (36) contact hours a semester.
  • Not all optional modules may be on offer at any one given time.
  • New modules may be added from time to time.

Part I    Semester I
Core Modules                           
Code                 Module Description   
HPSY101            Introduction to Psychology I
HPSY 102           Social Psychology I
HPSY108            History of Psychology
HSOC101           Introduction to Sociology I
HHRM101           Human Resource Management I
HCESDM101       Communication Skills
BHS110             Introduction to Zimbabwean Cultures & Heritage
Part I   Semester II
Core Modules                           
Code                 Module Description     
HPSY 103           Social Psychology II
HPSY 105           Introduction to Psychology II
HPSY106            Psycholinguistics
HPSY107            Psychology of Special Populations
HHRM103           Human Resource Management II
HSOC109           Introduction to Sociology II
BAC 101            African Philosophy & Thought

Part II    Semester I
Core Modules
Code                    Module Description
HPSY 210              Child Development
HRMSP 206            Research Methods and Statistics
HHRM208               Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
HPSY207                Psychobiology

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                  Module Description 
HPSY 201            Sensation and Perception
HPSY 215            Psychology of Religion
HPSY 206            Principles of Learning
HSOC201            Sociology of Organisations
HHRM206            Training and Development

Part II  Semester II
Core Modules
Code                  Module Description 
HPSY 211            Adolescence and Adulthood
HPSY 212            Psychological Statistics
HPSY 213            Community Psychology
HPSY 202            Personality and Culture

Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                  Module Description 
HPSY 204            Environmental Psychology
HPSY 203            Health Psychology
HSOC212            Professionalism, Ethics and Culture
HHRM203            Managing Change
HHRM202            Organisational Behaviour

Part III
Core Modules
Code                  Module Description 
HPSY 301            Work Related Learning Report
HPSY 302            Continuous Work Related Learning Assessment
Part IV Semester I
Core Modules
Code                 Module Description 
HPSY402            Psychometrics
HPSY403            Industrial Psychology
HPSY414            Cognition
HPSY410            Psychopathology
Optional Modules
A student may choose any two (2) modules from the following:
Code                  Module Description
HPSY408             Consumer psychology
HPSY 411            Psychology and Law
HPSY 416            Comparative Psychology
HPSY418             Contemporary Issues in Psychology

Part IV Semester II
Core Modules
Code                 Module Description   
HPSY 401            Guidance and Counselling
HPSY 404            Educational Psychology
HPSY 415            Psychotherapy
HPSY 409            Research Project
Optional Modules
A student may choose any one (1) module from the following:
Code                  Module Description  
HPSY 405            Forensic Psychology
HPSY 406            Sport Psychology
Assessment

 

  • To be admitted to an examination a candidate must have been registered for that module with the University and completed the module work in accordance with the General Academic Regulations.
  • Each module in the programme is assessed on the basis of a three (3) hour written examination and by module work undertaken during the period of   study.
  • The Research Project must be completed and submitted for examination by end of the semester in which the module is taken.  Usually the Research Project submission date will be announced by the Department before the start of the final examinations.

Weighting

 

Each taught module shall be given a percentage mark.  The weighting shall be:
Modulework    30%
Examination    70%
Determination of Results

 

  • To successfully complete a part a candidate must pass all the modules examined in the two semesters of that Part.
  • A candidate who fails one (1) or two (2) modules in Part I or Part II may be allowed to proceed to the next Part carrying the failed module(s).
  • A carried module may be repeated when next on offer.
  • A candidate who fails three (3) or more modules in Part I or Part II shall be deemed to have failed that Part and may be allowed to repeat the failed modules in that Part.
  • A candidate who fails one or two modules within the supplementable range in Part 1V will be allowed to sit for a supplementary examination.  A candidate who fails a supplementary examination within the supplementable range may be allowed to repeat the module when next on offer.
  • A candidate who fails a supplementary examination below the supplementable range may be asked to withdraw.
  • No candidate will be allowed to carry a Part I module to Part 1V.
  • The results for each examination shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the General Academic Regulations.

Degree Classification

The final classification for the degree shall be calculated by averaging Part II, Part
III and Part 1V module marks.

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