Applying Psychology to Your Community

This course takes a new social psychological approach to understanding issues of diversity and marginalisation which is rarely represented in psychology programmes and so offers something new to those already studying psychology.

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Applying Psychology to Your Community

How do you apply psychological theory and research to understand ‘real world’ issues affecting the health and well-being of different groups across society?

By doing this course you will gain an understanding of how to do this effectively using your own experiences of living in a range of different communities. You will consider the challenges facing socially marginalised communities, understand the psychological factors that underlie these challenges, and explore methods and approaches to address them.

Using a community psychology approach, which focuses on the relationship between the individual and society, you will explore the health and well-being of communities and how to work with individuals, community groups and marginalised, disempowered sections within society.

This course takes a new social psychological approach to understanding issues of diversity and marginalisation which is rarely represented in psychology programmes and so offers something new to those already studying psychology. Teaching is informed by the innovative real-world research being conducted by course tutors in this exciting field.

Teaching methods may include workshops, a guided neighbourhood study, and lectures.

This course is ideal for students who have completed at least one-year of undergraduate studies and does not require previous experience in psychology. You should also have the required English language skills.

You will engage in a range of learning activities which may include field trips, such as taking part in a prison visit, and participating in sessions with local community organisations and charities who strive to improve the health and well-being of all communities across Nottingham.

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Field trips may include taking part in a prison visit

Course Details

Location: City Campus

Starting: 8 July 2019

Course Duration: Two weeks

Credits: 10 UK / 5 ECTS

Fees

Early bird discount applies to students who pay their tuition fee before 31st March 2019:

Early bird discount fee

Standard fee

£990

£1100

If you are interested in booking as a group of 10 or more, please contact us for more information and package prices.

Application deadline 1st June 2019

Fees include:

  • Full social and evening events programme, supported by NTU student buddies
  • At least one weekend visit to one UK city or other attraction (maximum of three trips available for those on the four-week programme)
  • NEW for 2019 - English Conversation Cafe
  • NEW for 2019 - An end of course ‘Summer School Showcase’ at which student work is exhibited to NTU students, staff and summer school students
  • Access to NTU’s Global Lounges and services, including a free international lunch and week-day refreshments
  • An Employability / Alumni session
  • A GSS T-shirt
  • Certificate of completion and a transcript of results

How to Book

Please download and complete the application form, and email it to the Global Summer School team:

Email: globalsummer@ntu.ac.uk

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