Why study this course?
Psychology is central to understanding people and their behaviour. Our Psychology BSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as granting eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is an essential first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. Gaining GBC through our Psychology BSc course will allow you to progress to specialised postgraduate training and a career in psychology.
The course is designed to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of the core areas in psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, social, individual differences, and research methods). You’ll also a wide range of academic and transferable skills that will be invaluable in future employment or postgraduate training.
We ranked sixth in the country for psychology for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021. 90% of students on this course were satisfied with the teaching and 91% with the organisation and management.
More about this course
You’ll learn how people think, feel and behave in different situations. You’ll also learn how to challenge and explore common assumptions and address questions such as: Why do some people become addicted to drugs? Why do people behave differently on social media? Why do some people develop eating disorders or phobias? Why are some people more forgetful?
Our Psychology BSc provides the perfect foundation for a wide variety of employment opportunities or future training as a professional psychologist. In your first year, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different areas of psychology and essential research skills. In your second year, you’ll broaden your knowledge base and explore more complex topics, such as intelligence, creativity, decision making and prejudice. Your final year will offer you the chance to specialise in an area that interest you the most, such as forensic, work, counselling or clinical psychology. These modules offer advanced understanding of psychological theory, research and practice, which is taught by experts in their field and psychology practitioner.
Throughout the course you’ll learn how to use specialist methods and equipment, gaining practical skills in psychological research. You’ll undertake an individual research project under the supervision of an academic tutor. The knowledge you’ll gain from the course can be applied in the real-world to many different contexts and situations.
Course’s assessments include seen and unseen exams, essays, research reports, individual and group projects, oral presentations, poster presentations and infographics, press releases and reflective exercises.
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and is the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.
Where this course can take you
On completion of the course you’ll have the opportunity to apply for postgraduate training to achieve chartered psychologist status and pursue a career in psychology, whether it’s clinical, counselling, forensic, educational, health or occupational psychology.
You’ll also develop important transferable skills such as report writing, teamwork, time management, and IT and numeracy skills, which are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. Our graduates have gone on to work in industries as diverse as health care, forensic services, media, human resources, teaching, social services and the charity sector.