This exciting, British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited sandwich course provides theory and practical experience as you develop an appreciation of the difference psychology can make to people’s lives.
Gain a grounding in the major areas and current issues in psychology in the first two years of study, followed by a one-year work placement in year 3, and further specialist units and a dissertation in the final year.
Students will spend their placement year working for organisations that apply psychological knowledge in a professional setting. Those may include clinics treating adult or child mental health problems such as eating disorders, the prison service, the police, student academic and mental health support units, organisational and management consultants, or academic Psychology departments.
Develop your practical skills, including listening and communication, support and advice provision, and become familiar with and able to identify psychological disorders.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn about cognitive, social, developmental, biological and individual difference psychology
- Study, research and reflect on your chosen area of applied psychology
- Develop your ability to take different perspectives on issues and problems, and critically evaluate them
- Gain vital experience in preparation for employment or postgraduate research, through a placement year in a choice of settings – enhancing your CV with the kind of skills employers look for
- Explore how a range of issues, theories, empirical methods and ethical considerations in psychology apply in everyday life
- Challenge yourself to achieve your potential for postgraduate study and employment by enhancing your knowledge, skills and self-awareness through the development of skills in teamwork, critical enquiry, analysis, evaluation, reflection and synthesis
- Benefit from studying with staff engaged in cutting-edge research in psychology
Typical employment destinations within six months of graduation include Education Advisor, Financial Analyst, Housing and Welfare Officer, Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professional, Psychologist, Special Needs Education Teaching Professional, Sports Coach, Therapist, Vocational and Industrial Trainer and a Youth and Community Worker.
Our graduates also go on to a range of postgraduate taught and research degrees such as the MSc Health Psychology. Graduates could also act as health trainers, health advisors (e.g. GUM clinics, smoking cessation clinics) or as a community wellbeing advisor.