Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Placement Year

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Course summary

Would you like to take a scientific approach to understanding why people behave in certain ways, with the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a work placement? Our four-year accredited programme includes a year in industry, allowing you to gain invaluable insight and practical experience into the real world application of psychology. Why choose this course?

  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Spend a year gaining practical experience in industry
  • Personalise your studies with a variety of optional modules which explore contemporary topics and debates
  • Gain the employability skills to enter a range of careers in business, service, education and caring professions
  • Engage with real-world psychology research projects
Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. From biological influences and social pressures to environmental factors that affect how people think, act, and feel - psychology underpins all that we are and everything we do. The skills you will develop on this degree will not only equip you with subject-specific knowledge but will also provide you with a variety of transferable scientific and humanities based skills - that can be used in a wide range of sectors. On this course you will follow the Single Honours Psychology structure, however between your second and final year with us you will take a year out to work within an applied setting. This might be working with a charity, working with people with mental health difficulties or disabilities, or acting as a research assistant in a university department. Doing a placement year enables you to use the psychological knowledge and skills acquired from the course in a practical setting relevant to developing a professional psychology career. You may source your own placement to suit your future aspirations and interests, or take advantage of our links with local organisations. This approach offers you the best of both worlds in terms of finding a placement well suited for your career plans. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Psychology with Placement Year at Keele University - UCAS