DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2017-2018)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

Psychology Bachelor`s Degree Programme

612S10004


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

English, Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 3,5 years

210

5670

2116

3554


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Psychology


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of Psychology


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Prof. dr. Saulė Raižienė

+37052714620


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2021.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

Psychology Bachelor's Degree Programme is aimed to educate psychologists, having basic psychological knowledge and skills which are necessary to continue further studies oriented toward practical application or science. Bachelors of psychology are acquainted with main psychological theories and techniques in psychology and are able to apply psychological knowledge in scientific and ethical way in different contexts.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

Not applicable

Study programme provides basic psychological knowledge and skills which is necessary to continue further studies oriented toward practical application or science.

The programme fulfills the requirements of Framework and Minimal Standarts for Education and Training of Psychologists described in European Qualification Standard for Psychologists (EuroPsy, 2013) developed by European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA).

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework level VI qualifications are acquired by way of undergraduate (I cycle) studies at universities. Bachelors in psychology will acquire basic knowledge of psychological science and will be able to understand and explain psychological functioning of individuals and groups. Bachelors in psychology will be able independently to convey achievements of science of psychology, provide teaching and training activities intended for improvement of functioning of groups and individuals. Bachelors in psychology will have knowledge in research methodology in psychology, will be able to carry out scientific research, collect and analyse data, provide conclusions and recommendations. Under supervision of no less than master in psychology will be able to conduct separate elements of psychological evaluation, to prepare, develop and implement interventions correspondent to needs of individuals, groups and organizations based on individual, group or educational activities. Bachelors in psychology will know requirements of professional ethics, will be able to take responsibility of his own activities, will recognize limits of his own competences, will know which activities can be carried out independently and which under supervision of psychologist having degree no less than master in psychology.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Degree-Awarding First Cycle and Integrated Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

Enrolment into undergraduate studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with high education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance exams (in those cases that those exams are organised) and other criterions formulated by MRU taken into consideration. Higher education organisations (together with the Ministry of Education and Science) identify principles of composition of a score for competition according to directions of studies and also identify the main subject. Information on regulations and the composition of a competitive score is available: here

Recognized in previous formal subjects learning, if provided relevance of content and amount of programs of study subjects: • The Procedure for Recognising Academic Credits at Mykolas Romeris University establishes the crediting of studying results achieved in other higher education schools and international academic organisations and the principles of issuance and formal execution of certificates about the studying results achieved at the University intended to be transferred to other higher education schools. Details: http://www.mruni.eu/mru_lt_dokumentai/centrai/akademiniu_reikalu_centras/teises_aktai/Recognition_of_acad_credits_AV_2013_09_23_1.pdf • Non-psychological knowledge and skills having acquired in non-formal and informal ways are recognized after successful completion of the special assessment procedure at Mykolas Romeris University. Details:http://www.mruni.eu/en/university/organizational_structure/akademiniu_reikalu_centras/lifelong-learning/nefor_ir_savaim/ )

To earn 210 credits ; to write and defend bachelor degree thesis.


12.

Access to further studies

Access to the second cycle studies


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

On completion of studies, the graduates can work as assistant to psychologist or under the supervision of a qualified psychologist as well as continue to postgraduate studies of psychology or other social sciences and seek Master’s degree and a further independent career.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Interactive lectures

Essay or open/close enden questions test. Assessment is in oral, written or in electronic study invironment form. Exam using 10 point grade. Accumulative evaluation can be used.

Problem orientated learning

Essay or open/close enden questions test. Assessment is in oral, written or in electronic study invironment form.

Literature review

Esė.

Diary

Diary review

Group learning

Presentation of groupwork results.

Oral presentation

Presentation

Role playing

Self-reflection, essay

Group discussion

Presentation

Problem analysis and decision making

Essay

Project activity

Project

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Communication: abilities to communicate efficiently; to communicate achievements of science and practice in a evident and reasonable way.

1.1

Communicate in Lithuanian and foreign languages, use different communicational tools and forms in order to communicate accomplishments of psychological science precisely and persuasively.

2.

Culture and scientific worldview: to be able to understand social and cultural context of human existence, to be able to interpret reality in a scientific way.

2.1

Integrate ideas of psychological science with ideas of other sciences, understand the object of psychological science in a context of other sciences.

3.

Personal growth: orientation toward growth and development of personality and personal competencies

3.1

Set professional and personal goals, prioritize the realms of their activities, plan and organize activities, create projects, make decisions and keep responsibility for the implementation and consequences.

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

4.

Scientific understanding of psychological phenomena and processes: ability to explain psychological phenomena using achievements of psychological science.

4.1

Able to use results of various psychological scientific researches and various psychological theories for interpretation of psychological phenomena.

4.2

Analyse various aspects of social relationships; identify reasons and dynamics of social problems and conflicts; identify different styles of conflict resolution; identify leadership styles and their advantages and disadvantages; works with groups, manage group processes.

4.3

Explain general cognitive processes, psychic phenomena and etiology of behaviour using different psychological theories.

4.4

Explain biological foundation of human psychic and behaviour; explain structure of nervous system and hormonal system; explain genetics of psychic and behaviour.

5.

Psychological scientific research: ability to understand preparation and results of psychological scientific research; ability to perform their own scientific research.

5.1

Define scientific problem, perform scientific research independently, use quantitative and qualitative methods, and use scientific data processing methods.

6.

Psychological assessment: ability to assess psychological processes.

6.1

Apply psychological measurements in a correct way. Identify symptoms and etiology of various psychological and conduct disorders

7.

Application of psychology: ability to provide psychological counselling.

7.1

Apply practical skills of psychological counselling; apply different techniques in conversation process.

8.

Professional ethics: familiarity with professional ethics and application of professional ethics in professional activities.

8.1

Follow requirements of professional ethics in different professional activities: in psychological research, in psychological counselling or other forms of psychological support, in psychological education.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

728

892

1 SEMESTER

30

810

300

510

Compulsory course

27

729

266

463

SS117B053419

Human Anatomy and Physiology

6

162

50

112

SS117B053404

Introduction to Psychology and Professional Activities

6

162

66

96

SS117B053435

Introduction to Studies

6

162

50

112

SS117B053442

Language for Specific Purposes

3

81

50

31

SS117B053441

Philosophy

6

162

50

112

Optional course

3

81

34

47

SS117B053403

Communication Skills Training

3

81

34

47

SS117B053423

Positive Thinking Skills Training

3

81

34

47

2 SEMESTER

30

810

428

382

Compulsory course

30

810

428

382

SS117B053440

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes (English / French / German)

6

162

130

32

SS117B053401

History of Psychology

6

162

50

112

SS117B053444

Mathematical Statistics and Methods of Statistical Analysis

3

81

50

31

SS117B053433

Psychophysiological Measurement

3

81

50

31

SS117B053412

Research Methods in Psychology

6

162

66

96

SS117B053406

Sensation and Perception

6

162

82

80

2nd YEAR

60

1620

726

894

3 SEMESTER

30

810

412

398

Compulsory course

30

810

412

398

SS117B053420

Attention, Memory and Learning

6

162

82

80

SS117B053408

Emotions and Motivation

6

162

66

96

SS117B053426

Human Genetics

3

81

50

31

SS117B053434

Introduction to Academic Literacy Skills

3

81

50

31

SS117B053446

Statistical Analysis in Psychology

6

162

98

64

SS117B053428

Thinking, Language and Intelligence

6

162

66

96

4 SEMESTER

30

810

314

496

Compulsory course

27

729

264

465

SS117B053411

Basics of Neuropsychology

6

162

50

112

SS117B053416

Psychological Testing

6

162

82

80

SS117B053410

Social Psychology

5

135

50

85

SS117B053432

Term Paper

3

81

0

81

SS117B053418

Theories of Personality

7

189

82

107

Optional course

3

81

50

31

SS117B053430

Group Psychology

3

81

50

31

SS117B053424

Psychology of Conflict

3

81

50

31

3rd YEAR

60

1620

678

942

5 SEMESTER

30

810

364

446

Compulsory course

27

729

314

415

SS117B053413

Developmental Psychology

6

162

66

96

SS117B053417

Educational Psychology

5

135

66

69

SS117B053425

Introduction to Health Psychology

5

135

50

85

SS117B053409

Observation and Survey Skills Training

6

162

82

80

SS117B053402

Organizational Psychology

5

135

50

85

Optional course

3

81

50

31

SS117B053407

Intercultural Psychology

3

81

50

31

SS117B053437

Psychology of Abnormal Development

3

81

50

31

6 SEMESTER

30

810

314

496

Compulsory course

27

729

264

465

SS117B053439

Bachelor Thesis

6

162

0

162

SS117B053415

Clinical Psychology

6

162

66

96

SS117B053427

Ethics of Professional Psychologist

5

135

66

69

SS117B053431

Introduction to Psychopathology and Psychiatry

4

108

50

58

SS117B053414

Psychological Counselling

6

162

82

80

Optional course

3

81

50

31

SS117B053422

Systems of Psychotherapy

3

81

50

31

SS117B053429

Training in Group Guidance

3

81

50

31

4th YEAR

30

810

56

754

7 SEMESTER

30

810

56

754

Compulsory course

30

810

56

754

SS117B053438

Bachelor Thesis

9

243

0

243

SS117B053436

Internship

15

405

18

387

SS117B053421

Introduction to Law Psychology

6

162

38

124