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What can you do with a Psychology degree?
Psychologists study how the brain operates, and the mental processes and motivations that shape the behaviour of humans and other animals. Psychology is a part of everyday life, and plays a role in everything we do.
A Psychology degree is ideal preparation for jobs in the fields of psychology, social work, counselling, policing, prison and probation services, and market research. Studying for a Psychology degree can also help you gain valuable transferable skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking,
The subject of psychology is broad, and covers areas such as natural and life sciences, social sciences, humanities, criminology, animal cognition and philosophy – so depending on the course you choose, you'll be able to study the subjects that interest you the most.
4 reasons to study Psychology with us
- We have specialist psychology equipment and facilities including observation suites and laboratories for psychophysiology, biomarkers and olfaction, eye-tracking, motion capture and virtual reality.
- Our staff actively conduct research in areas such as animal cognition, autism, forensic psychology, health and wellbeing, and contribute the knowledge gained through their research to your course.
- As part of the course, you can choose from different work and study abroad placement options to get valuable experience and develop new skills. We will help you find a placement that matches your career ambitions.
- Our placement and research-based learning options allow you to earn credits towards your degree for the work, volunteer and research placements you do alongside your study.
Psychology is a part of everyday life and studying this course has really helped me understand the young people I work with, and why certain behaviours may be happening.
Our psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. Taking an accredited course means you'll get up-to-date knowledge and skills, and a qualification that's recognised in the profession.
Undergraduate Psychology courses (2019/20 entry)
Postgraduate Psychology courses (2019/20 entry)
- Child Forensic Studies: Psychology and Law MSc
- Criminal Psychology MSc
- Forensic Psychology MSc
- Forensic Psychology Practice PgDip
- Health Psychology MSc
- Professional Studies (Learning at Work) MA/MSc
- Psychology and Learning Disability MSc
- Science MRes
- Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc
- Psychology MPhil and PhD
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