Combining psychology with professional counselling gives students a platform to gain knowledge of psychological theory and apply it to real-life person-centred experiences, situations and issues. Offering a wide range of topics, this degree provides transferable skills and a gateway to a career within the industry, with the flexibility to choose the units you study in your final year.
This course aims to educate studentâs individuals with a high level of understanding and insight into empirical and theoretical issues within the industry. Graduates from this course will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of Psychology as an empirical science; develop a well-founded knowledge and critical understanding of the mind and behaviour through learning about all areas of Psychology; acquire a range of research skills and methods to investigate behaviour, culminating in an ability to conduct research independently; acquire a range of communication and interaction skills, so they are able to conduct themselves professionally; apply their knowledge effectively in a variety of contexts.
Students on this course can benefit from opting to take a 30-week placement in industry after your second year, extending your course by a year, although this is not mandatory. This will give you essential real-world experience, placing your theory and skills into practice, and enabling you to harvest a network of professional contacts â all of which are vital for successfully launching a career.
Modules include: Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis; Biological & Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology & Individual Differences; Developmental & Counselling Psychology; Skills for Therapy Practice; Developmental & Applied Counselling Psychology; Personality, Intelligence & Social Psychology; Biological Psychology; Cognition & Language; Psychology Project; Applied Clinical Psychology; Counselling Psychology. Option modules include (choose two): Forensic Psychology; Memory & Decision Making; Mind, Brain & Evolution; Eye Tracking & Cognition; Occupational & Consumer Psychology; Face Recognition & its Disorders; Health Psychology; Educational Psychology & Special Educational Needs; Cultural Psychology; Current Trends in COgnitive & Clinical Neuroscience; Psychology of Social Media & Videogames; Psychology of Cybersecurity; Emotions, Mental Health and Affective Neuroscience and Psychology of Sexualities.
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It was fine. The academics were the best part, and the archaeology department is excellent, all the staff are really friendly and they all know you by name cause the course is so small. The uni itself is not the best but definitely not the worst I've seen, and SUBU is pretty good. Accommodation is quite bad, but the quality of the housing is fine, there's just not enough of it. Student houses are usually awful, but there are some good ones around.
My overall uni experience has been pretty fine with Bournemouth.
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