Psychology is about people, how they think, act, react and interact. Counselling is about listening to people, giving them time and space to explore the issues which are important to them. Explore two complementary and exciting disciplines with this integrated course.
- This course has 100% Overall Satisfactionaccording to the National Student Survey 2018
- According to the National Student Survey 2018, our Psychology courses are ranked 5th in the UK for Overall satisfaction and Learning opportunities, 10th for The teaching on my course, and are in the top 25% for Assessment and feedback, Academic support, Learning community and Student Voice
- Accredited by The British Psychological Society
- You will have graduate basis for chartered membership of the BPS if you achieve at least a second class honours degree
- Our Psychology courses were ranked 3rd overall in the UK in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
- Our Psychology courses were ranked 3rd in the UK for Assessment and Feedback in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups. Teaching takes advantage of the University’s specialist psychological and computer laboratories.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.
Sunderland has a good reputation with employers – 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers).
Graduates from this course can move into a broad range of careers spanning management, personnel, social work, public services, counselling and advertising, or alternatively, pursue postgraduate qualifications in specific fields of psychological practice such as clinical or forensic psychology.
Counselling careers include educational counselling (where you help deal with difficulties in learning and social adjustment), forensic counselling (where you become an expert in psychological issues associated with criminal behaviours), and clinical counselling (where you deal with mental and physical health problems).