A highly popular programme which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our BA degree in Psychology will enable you to explore the fascinating world of human behaviour. Learn about memory, language, creativity, personality, social interaction and brain processes and the reasons for psychological differences between people. Gain a thorough understanding of both the theory and practical application of psychology, as our programme prepares you for a professional career in psychology or any number of career opportunities. Like our other undergraduate programmes, our BA in Psychology is based on the American liberal arts tradition, which offers a multi-disciplinary approach. So alongside an introduction to Psychology and the History of Childhood in your first year, you’ll also study Research and Writing and Creative Expression, with students from other disciplines, making a truly international education. You’ll also have the advantage of studying for one degree and acquiring two – one from the UK and one from the US. In the second year you’ll dig deeper into the discipline as you study Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Biological Psychology. An exciting range of subjects are on offer in the final two years, from Cognitive Neuroscience to Experimental Methods in Psychology, with really interesting electives where you can specialise such as Psychology and Cinema; the Psychology of Happiness and Well-being; Clinical Psychology and Criminology. You’ll have the opportunity to be a member of the only Psi Chi chapter in the UK, the International Honor Society in Psychology, which aims to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Many of the Society’s members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology. Develop your research skills through our Mind in Society Psychology Research Centre, which organises talks and conferences on such issues as the concept of resilience and how individuals and communities bounce back after adversity. As a student of Psychology at Richmond, you will get access to our new Psychology Laboratory to design and conduct your own research with faculty supervision (we have a full-time Lab technician). The Psychology Lab hosts over 40 students actively engaged in research each semester. It’s fantastic preparation for your next steps upon graduation, either further study as a postgraduate student or in a position of employment. Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts - https://www.richmond.ac.uk/about-richmond/the-liberal-arts/
- The BPS accreditation offers Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society and access to the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities
- Equips you with the ability to put theories into practice in one of the following professional areas: counselling, clinical, legal, forensic science
- Provides scientific insights into human and organisational behaviour transferable into areas such as Neuroscience, Law, Management, HR and Marketing Research
- Opportunity to be a member of the only Psi Chi chapter in the UK, the International Honor Society in Psychology
- American liberal arts system provides inter-disciplinary approach which broadens skills and knowledge
- Opportunity to study Counselling Skills parallel to the degree, taught by our Psychology Department Faculty
We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgements and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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