Why Psychology? Our Psychology degree will give you the skills you need for a successful and rewarding career, as you study the science of being human. You’ll explore conceptual frameworks in psychology, investigate psychological questions and look at ways that psychology can help us in everyday life. With a practical focus and opportunities to gain experience in settings such as self-harm helplines, learning support teams and marketing departments, our graduates stand out from the competition. Our students can also take advantage of our specialist facilities, including electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment to measure brain activity and virtual reality technology to investigate how environments shape thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Our degree benefits from accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and offers your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist, working in areas such as forensic, occupational and clinical psychology. Other graduates go on to work in fields such as teaching, human resources, health and social care and research. Optional modules and opportunities to undertake your own live research project also allow you to tailor your study to match your individual career ambitions. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.
Examine topics such as what brain events occur during a phobic reaction, how to maintain psychological wellbeing, and why some people are psychopaths. In year one cover the core conceptual frameworks in psychology, how to investigate psychological questions, and ways the benefits of psychology in everyday life. In your second and third years choose from a range of specialist modules including Forensic Psychology, Psychology of Gender and Sexuality, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Take a brief internship with an external organisation, gaining skills and experience useful for your intended career. Recent internships have been completed with the Rethink self-harm helpline, the learning support team at an FE college, and marketing for a local company. You’ll also undertake a live research project in an area of psychology that interests you, from psychopathy and brain activity to eating disorders, animal therapy, and motivations in physical exercise.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet our tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
English language requirements
International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
English Language requirements
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Fees and funding
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