As this degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, youâll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartership once you graduate; the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This course provides a suitable basis for entry in to psychology, education, health & well-being as well as human resources.
Youâll learn through problem-based learning, practicals, interactive assessments, coursework, placements, research opportunities, mentor-ship from staff as well as plenty of seminars by nationally/internationally renowned researchers and practitioners throughout the year. In the final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to choose form a variety of option units, meaning you can tailor your studies to suit your personal career aspirations and interests.
At BU we offer a Research Apprenticeship Scheme to our second-year Psychology undergraduates. The scheme gives students the opportunity to work with members of the faculty on their research projects and could be on one of the many areas of expertise found amongst the staff including autism, prosopagnosia and also how not to get lost!
During you degree youâll explore theory that covers a range of psychological approaches, and participate in practical classes that will equip you with the necessary skills to conduct your own empirical investigations of psychological phenomena, which youâll get to carry out on regular occasions. Furthermore there is the option of completing a year in industry, plus in your final year you'll get to work closely with a member of the academic team to carry out your own experiment and research.
This course provides a suitable basis for entry to, or professional development within, psychology and research and strategic work for campaigning groups. 91% of our students are working or studying six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
For Psychology you will study a range of subject areas including biological & cognitive psychology, experimental methods & statistical analysis, cognition & language and get to choose from a number of optional units such as forensic psychology, or mind, brain & evolution to tailor your study.
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