We’ll teach you the core areas of psychology, which include developmental, cognitive, social, biopsychology and individual differences. You’ll put this theory into practice through the two professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills.
In your final year, you can choose your specialism from a range of applied areas, including mental health and distress, counselling psychology, forensic psychology, and health psychology.
We create a supportive and lively learning environment, in which you’ll learn through teamwork and collaboration. We’ll support you in developing your research skills from day one until your final year, when you’ll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own psychological research project.
Our students have gone on to postgraduate study in a range of areas such as teacher training, clinical doctorates, neuropsychology, health, forensic and occupational psychology. We offer the opportunity to undertake a Masters by Research (MbR) with us, with a view to going on to complete a PhD.
Accredited by British Psychological Society
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of a second class honours is achieved. This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
This accreditation is important as it is a benchmark of quality, as defined by psychologists. GBC is an entry requirement for many BPS accredited postgraduate training courses, for example: Clinical, Forensic, Counselling, Educational, Occupational or Sport Psychology, one of the routes to becoming a practitioner as, for example, a Clinical Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist or a Sport Psychologist. These specialisms form part of the route to becoming a Chartered Psychologist (C. Psychol.).