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Course summary

Studying English and Psychology will bring out your creative and analytical mindsets to study an intellectually challenging but rewarding degree. This course is designed to help you become an effective, skilled and forward-thinking psychologist whilst incorporating a close analysis of literature, helping to change the way you think and to develop excellent writing and communication skills. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE EMPLOYABILITY: Combining two subjects will boost your employability and give you knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate. ACCREDITED COURSE: This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society if you major in Psychology* SPECIALIST FACILITIES: Throughout your degree you will learn in a modern, flexible and supportive environment with access to specialist facilities which include our observation suite, eye-tracker equipment and Babylab. STUDY IN AMERICA: As part of this course you can choose to study part of your degree at one of our partner universities in America at either Eastern Michigan University, Keene State College in New Hampshire, Longwood University in Virginia, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis FUTURE QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity to progress to accredited postgraduate qualifications and training to gain chartered membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). HOW YOU’LL LEARN: For psychology modules, you will learn from lecturers and tutors who are carrying out research designed to offer fresh perspectives on issues that are significant at every stage of life. Your lecturers bring their latest thinking to your studies. And, in some cases, you’ll have opportunities to get involved in research projects yourself. Quality inspectors have commended us for being ‘at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning’ in psychology. For English modules, you will learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will be taught in interactive and varied ways, with plenty of opportunity for you to discuss and debate ideas, so your course stays stimulating and thought-provoking. You will be able to test your ideas, clarify points and develop arguments based on your reading of primary and secondary sources. This will help you develop excellent communication skills, something that employers really value. You’ll also have the opportunity to write, market and deliver a conference paper in the second year, building a broader range of skills. YOUR CAREER: Studying English and Psychology will open doors to many different sectors and professions. Roles and career opportunities following graduation could include:

  • Psychological research
  • Health psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Human resources
  • Probation service and policing
STUDY OPTIONS: On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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  • Year 1

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EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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English and Psychology at University of Derby - UCAS