Through psychology you can learn about the way genetics, childhood development, personality, society and culture influence our behaviour. On this course, you’ll challenge assumptions and explore questions such as: do girls prefer pink? What turns a peaceful demonstration into a riot? Why do some romantic relationships work and others don’t? Why do some people develop eating disorders or phobias and why do some people take illegal drugs?
In your first year, you’ll gain a broad introduction to the key domains of human behaviour, as well the essential research methods required by all psychologists. In your second year, you’ll broaden your knowledge base and explore more complex ideas, such as intelligence, creativity, decision making and prejudice. Your final year will offer you the chance to specialise in areas that interest you. You’ll also undertake an individual research project under the supervision of an academic tutor. The knowledge you’ll gain from this course can be applied in the real-world to lots of different contexts and situations.
Enrolling in London Met’s Psychology course provides the perfect foundation to go on to postgraduate study and to train as a professional psychologist.
You’ll be assessed through examinations, coursework, practical reports and presentations. Your final year will include an individual research project.
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and is the first step towards training as a professional psychologist.
What our students say
„I would recommend the psychology undergraduate degree to anyone, the knowledge and life skills you will learn are priceless and this degree will open more doors than you can imagine. I am a single mum to a teenager and I also work two different jobs but the support you get on this course from some brilliant lecturers enabled me to completely engage in the full-time degree and achieve very good grades. If a degree was easy, it wouldn’t be worth the paper it is printed on but if you manage your time effectively and take advantage of the interesting, engaging, and at times fun lectures, seminars and workshops, there is every chance of qualifying with remarkable results. If I can do it, anyone can.”
Emma Smith, former student
„I have a first-class honours degree in Psychology and was awarded the British Psychology Society Undergraduate Award at London Met. Currently, I am in the process of completing an MSc in clinical neuroscience at a prestigious university. I can honestly say that my experience at London Met was fantastic. The level of support that lecturers provide students along with effort is stupendous. London Met is a place where lecturers care not only about students’ performance but about their wellbeing too.”
Monica Pereira, former student
After the course
As your degree will be accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you’ll be able to progress on to postgraduate training to achieve Chartered Psychologist status.
Possible specialist areas include clinical psychology, counselling psychology, forensic psychology, educational psychology, health psychology and occupational psychology.
You’ll also develop transferable skills such as report writing, teamwork, time management organisation, IT and numeracy skills, which are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. For example, our graduates have gone on to work as a Support Worker at Creative Support, Trainee Mental Health worker at Highgate Mental Health Centre NHS and Sales Negotiator at Reids of Mayfair.