Course Overview - Psychology and Counselling BSc (Hons)
Study Psychology with us and experience our unique blend of teaching, applied learning, placements, and state-of-the-art facilities, which provide a deep understanding of human behaviour.
Our BSc Psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Studied over 3 years (full-time) or 6 years (part-time), our modern programme includes:
- A comprehensive learning experience with an expert team.
- State-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
- Applied placement opportunities
Psychology is the sc...
Study Psychology with us and experience our unique blend of teaching, applied learning, placements, and state-of-the-art facilities, which provide a deep understanding of human behaviour. <br/><br/>Our BSc Psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Studied over 3 years (full-time) or 6 years (part-time), our modern programme includes:<br/><br/><br/>- A comprehensive learning experience with an expert team.<br/><br/><br/>- State-of-the-art facilities and equipment.<br/><br/><br/>- Applied placement opportunities<br/><br/><br/>Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, human learning, communication, memory, thought, and emotion. Through analysing the interplay between biological, environmental, social, and cultural influences on human behaviour it helps us understand what makes people tick. It is a thriving academic discipline as well as a professional field, bringing research and theory in applied settings. It helps to shape our understanding of how the mind influences language, thinking, and behaviour, with the further aim of creating interventions that positively impact people’s lives.<br/><br/>The course is part of the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Education, Health, and Wellbeing. The School of Psychology is the professional home of over 50 teaching and research staff, bringing a broad range of interests and experience to benefit students learning on our portfolio of courses. Our School is recognised as one of the leading providers of psychology education, using innovative teaching methods which focus on the application of scientific and theoretical principles to the study of people’s lives. Psychology staff are grouped into a variety of highly active research clusters through our Centre for Psychological Research, publishing in the latest academic journals and working to make a real-world impact on people’s lives.<br/><br/>Our courses create critical thinkers, leaders, and innovators who make real contributions to any role in which they work. Our courses are integrative and inclusive, where we focus on teaching and assessment using multiple techniques enabled by digital technologies. A variety of teaching methods enables us to develop self-directed learners, who are adaptable and well-prepared for the modern workforce. <br/><br/>Our team are a diverse group of people welcoming those of any ethnicity, culture, religion or sexual orientation to join our community and contribute to the profession of psychology. Our team members are accredited by, or members of, professional bodies – including Advance HE, the British Psychological Society (BPS) as chartered psychologists, and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will be learning from experienced practitioners in forensic, counselling, and clinical psychology, as well as published experts in the fields of cyber, health, occupational, and cognitive psychology. We work in partnership with Advance HE, the nationally recognised body in teaching quality, to continually develop the quality of our courses with modern teaching and learning practices. <br/><br/>The course is based at our City Centre campus, in the Millennium City building, where you learn in a multidisciplinary environment alongside our colleagues in nursing and social care. The building offers a unique learning space in our psychology labs, simulated environments for creative research projects, and our cyberpsychology lab with the latest in virtual reality and eye-tracking equipment.<br/><br/>By choosing to study with us you will gain a degree accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), learn from leading experts in the field of psychology, and have the opportunity to complete a career-enhancing placement related to your area of interest. <br/><br/>We provide a supportive learning environment for people with creative minds, who like to ask challenging questions and find out what is behind what they see in front of them.