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Engage in a cross-disciplinary learning experience by combining the creative world of publishing with the analytical and research focussed science of Psychology. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE 1. Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate 2. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society if you major in Psychology* 3. Learn from inspiring lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Publishing and Psychology 4. Specialist facilities include our observation suite, eye-tracker equipment and Babylab 5. Engage in research-based scholarship to focus on themes that particularly interest you 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 Publishing modules, you will learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, creative writing workshops, project work, technology-enhanced learning, peer reviews and presentations. YOUR CAREER: The UK publishing industry is proportionately the largest and most successful in the world, so you'll have an extensive range of career opportunities open to you. You could work as an author, editor or publisher of books, magazines or digital content. You could also consider a career as a literary agent, bookseller, or events co-ordinator at a book festival. Outside of the publishing world, employers across all sectors always need people who can write and communicate well. The key skills you'll develop on this course — writing, editing, group work and presentations — are essential for many roles, most obviously copywriters, marketers, advertising executives, events managers and publicists. Studying psychology opens doors to many different sectors and professions - anywhere an understanding of people is valued - so your career options will be broad. Our Psychology graduates have gone on to successful roles in sectors such as:

  • Psychological research
  • Scientific or clinical research
  • Charity leadership
  • Mental health support and management
  • Health services and therapeutic care
  • Probation service and police
  • Human resources
  • Health psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Teaching
Through our Professional Development Package, you'll gain valuable transferable skills, including:
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Research and analytical
  • Personal motivation, organisation and self-reflection
  • Numeracy
  • IT literacy
  • Critical awareness
If you want to become a Psychologist or progress to Postgraduate study in Psychology, we advise that you major in Psychology including all prescribed credit bearing modules. This means you will receive accreditation from the British Psychological Society. 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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BA/BSc (Hons) Publishing and Psychology at University of Derby - UCAS