The Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology at NUR International University (NIU) aims to provide students with an experience of undergraduate psychology at par with degree programs worldwide. Over the four years of this degree students will gain insights into the theory and practice of clinical psychology, engage with contemporary debates in the field and acquire professional skills necessary for further training.
Our program offers a range of modules bringing together diverse perspectives in psychology. We aim to foster a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the intersection of biological, psychological and sociological factors. Our core degree modules will provide students with the opportunity to build a firm foundation in theoretical perspectives on mental health and illness, diagnosis, assessment and provide psychological treatments. Our research methods course will ensure that students are equipped with skills in both quantitative and qualitative research, which will benefit them professionally as scientific practitioners of psychology and will be used to develop their final year thesis/research project. Additionally, we offer unique modules currently not available in other psychology courses in Pakistan. These include: Clinical Psychology, History of Psychology & Psychiatry, Psychology & Law and Debates in Mental Health.
Along with a strong academic focus, our course offers a unique opportunity for practical training to learn about family counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness methods, relaxation techniques, assertiveness skills and stress and anger management. Each year students will attend field visits relevant to their modules of study and training will be provided through the Psychiatry & Psychology Department at Fatima Memorial Hospital. Students will be actively mentored and supervised during training and will have a chance to interact with patients in their capacity as trainees.
The course will be taught by experienced psychologists and psychiatrists, all of whom have received their training and qualifications from UK and USA.