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So I'm thinking about applying for Psychology at Northumbria! What is the course like and is it widely accredited? Really struggling to decide whether I want to go or not!:smile:
Reply 1
Original post by EmilyZaar
So I'm thinking about applying for Psychology at Northumbria! What is the course like and is it widely accredited? Really struggling to decide whether I want to go or not!:smile:


Hi there!

I'm currently in my third year of BSc Psychology at Northumbria. The main accreditation in Psychology is BPS accreditation and so long as you achieve a 2:2 or above on this course you will receive this. :smile: I'm really enjoying the course so far! Unlike many other institutions you can choose some option modules in the second year of study. Most don't do this until third year but it allows you to get a taste of what you may or may not be interested in for your third year project.

Feel free to ask me anything!

Charlotte
Our Student Central, Northumbria University
Northumbria University, Newcastle
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Reply 2
That's what I liked about the course! The only thing which is stopping me is that it isn't too high on the league tables, though I know the league tables don't count for too much! Is the city itself nice? And could I do a year abroad studying with Psychology?

Thank you for your help!:smile:

Emily
Reply 3
Original post by EmilyZaar
That's what I liked about the course! The only thing which is stopping me is that it isn't too high on the league tables, though I know the league tables don't count for too much! Is the city itself nice? And could I do a year abroad studying with Psychology?

Thank you for your help!:smile:

Emily


I originally applied to Newcastle University due to their league table position but am glad I've ended up in Northumbria as it's given me more of a chance to get involved in work experience with their placement module and the modules themselves are more beneficial when I've really looked at them as Northumbria offer more in relation to counselling and therapies like Mindfulness which is the areas I'm interested in.

I'm biased about Newcastle City Centre as I've lived here all my life but couldn't bare to move away. Everyone's very nice and friendly and everything you could need is all in the city centre. It's easy to get into the countryside or to the beach though to escape.

As far as I'm aware you can't take a year abroad as this is a three year course rather than a sandwich course however if you contacted the university I'm sure they could give you a more definite answer as it's not something I've ever looked into. :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by EmilyZaar
So I'm thinking about applying for Psychology at Northumbria! What is the course like and is it widely accredited? Really struggling to decide whether I want to go or not!:smile:


Hi Emily!

Im currently a first year doing my psychology degree at Northumbria and im really enjoying it so far, all my lectures this semester have been based on the main City Campus. The course this year im finding really good, you do a module called "Introduction to Psychology" which covers the 4 basic approaches, a module called "Personality and Health" and then a Qualitative module which is like your research methods. For this semester the intro to psych and personality & health modules are assessed with multiple choice exams, it helps give you a flavor of all of psychology. I have enjoyed the lectures and found them engaging, Northumbria might not be high up on the league tables but i still think its great university to come to, one of the main selling points for me coming to the uni was the course, the community feel it had, and the city. Newcastle is an awesome city!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Ravens
Original post by EmilyZaar
So I'm thinking about applying for Psychology at Northumbria! What is the course like and is it widely accredited? Really struggling to decide whether I want to go or not!:smile:


Hi Emilyzaar,

It looks like you've got some advice straight from the horses mouth! It's not often current university students respond (so thanks Charlottelt and Ravens!).

I am actually a graduate from the Psychology course at Northumbria and would absolutely echo what Charlottelt and Ravens have said - the module choice is what I loved about this course as I never got bored and was always looking forward to the next time I got to choose some more modules for the coming semester.

Modules like the Psychology of Humour & Laughter and Mindfulness are really modern modules that apply Psychology to 2015, which again kept me interested throughout. There are still the more traditional modules to choose from as well, like Advanced Statistics.

If you want any more information about this course or Northumbria in general then please feel free to ask.

Thanks!

Sarah
Original post by Northumbria University
Hi Emilyzaar,

It looks like you've got some advice straight from the horses mouth! It's not often current university students respond (so thanks Charlottelt and Ravens!).

I am actually a graduate from the Psychology course at Northumbria and would absolutely echo what Charlottelt and Ravens have said - the module choice is what I loved about this course as I never got bored and was always looking forward to the next time I got to choose some more modules for the coming semester.

Modules like the Psychology of Humour & Laughter and Mindfulness are really modern modules that apply Psychology to 2015, which again kept me interested throughout. There are still the more traditional modules to choose from as well, like Advanced Statistics.

If you want any more information about this course or Northumbria in general then please feel free to ask.

Thanks!

Sarah


Hi Sarah, I would like to know how the learning and uni environment at northumbria is ? What sectors did you like and didn't like at Northumbria? Many thanks.

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