Are you fascinated by how and why people behave and think? Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to have a positive impact on society? You’ll get a thorough understanding of all core aspects of psychology coupled with insight into how psychology and psychologists can make contributions to real issues and help to make the world a better place. We’ll teach you the core areas of psychology, which include developmental, cognitive, social, biopsychology and individual differences. You’ll put this theory into practice through the professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills You will consider contemporary aspects of psychology, including its place in society and its application to ‘real-world’ issues such as environmental psychology. In your final year you can choose your specialism from a range of applied areas, including topics such as health and mental health, counselling psychology, forensic psychology and neuroscience. We create a supportive and lively learning environment in which you’ll learn through teamwork and collaboration. We’ll support you in developing your research skills from day one until your final year, when you’ll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own psychological research project. Professional placements Students undertake a wide variety of placements, working in schools, with community groups and charity organisations, helping to undertake research projects or develop campaigns. They also work with sports organisations as trainers, in drug rehabilitation centres, and in healthcare settings. Career opportunities Our Psychology graduates work in a wide variety of different fields including clinical or occupational psychology, marketing, teaching, research, human resources and healthcare. You’ll also be well-prepared for postgraduate study in health psychology or neuropsychology.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Contemporary Issues in Psychology; Core Psychology; Professional Skills for Psychologists; Qualitative Research Methods; Business Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Critical Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Health Psychology; Health Behaviour Change in Context; Psychobiology of Stress and Illness.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.