The scientific study of the human mind and behaviour is inherently fascinating. Our team of lecturers are passionate about the subject of psychology, using a range of teaching methods to engage and inspire you.
We are as much concerned about your student experience with us, as we are about your destination after graduation. You’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills – from data handling, computer skills and effective communication to teamwork, critical thinking and the application of theory to practice.
We aim to prepare you for many kinds of career, within and allied to Psychology, providing you with relevant skills and knowledge within an enabling and empowering learning environment.
The programme begins at a modest pace and ends by opening up conceptual and career possibilities that you may not have previously considered.
We begin by introducing you to the five main psychological perspectives: biological, cognitive, developmental, individual differences and social, alongside research methods. Additionally, the historical and conceptual underpinnings of Psychology will be explored throughout.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
280–320 UCAS Tariff points.
You’ll take a module that introduces you to the main psychological approaches – social, cognitive, developmental, individual differences and biological psychology (PS4001-40 Introduction to Psychology). You’ll also take modules in research methods including survey work and experimentation (PS4002-20 Research methods and Statistics), and Individual Differences (PS4003).
As you progress the main areas, covered in your first year, are studied in greater depth – individual modules are devoted to them. Students on the single honours course have the option to choose a placement module. For those taking Major or Single Hons Psychology there will also be further, more advanced courses in research methods.
In Years 2 and 3, you’ll be able to study the scholarly specialities of individual members of staff, such as health psychology, criminological psychology, and neuropsychology. This means that for each of the modules your tutor will have specific expertise and will be engaged in scholarly activity in that area.
You’ll continue your learning, with the same opportunities to study specialist topics as year 2. For those taking Psychology as a Major or Single Hons course, there will also be a dissertation involving working one-to-one with a member of staff on an original research project in psychology.
Note that module choice may differ depending on route-way. Single honours students may opt to take a placement module in year two.
Some of our graduates have completed, or are currently taking postgraduate education at the Masters and PhD levels. Graduates with single or major honours in Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society) can apply directly for postgraduate training, in order to work towards becoming a professional psychologist.
The majority of psychology graduates, across the country, do not become professional psychologists. Some of our graduates have gone on to train in counselling. Many students choose to undertake PGCEs and a number of these are gaining experience for Educational Psychology courses. Other students go into management, sales and advertising, probation work and human resources. Psychology is an attractive option since students learn both numerative/scientific skills and people-skills.
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