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BSc (Hons)Psychology

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
Tuition fee To be confirmed
Course code C800
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surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/psychology 

Overview

Programme includes a professional training year.

Our programme lays particular emphasis on the application of psychology to real-world problems, based on a combination of pure and applied research in areas such as health, clinical and forensic psychology, social interaction, work and organisational psychology, the environment, education and child development, cognition and neuroscience. Our degree also considers issues related to professional practice in preparation for your Professional Training year.

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental life. It seeks to understand what makes us who we are, how our minds work and what constrains and influences what we do. It addresses issues such as how children learn, why we forget, what causes mental disorders, how brain and behaviour interact and how we perceive the world.

In the first two years of the programme you will learn about the core areas of psychology, studying social, developmental and cognitive psychology, biological bases of psychology, individual differences and the use of research methods and statistics in psychology. In your final year, you will be able to select from a range of modules and will undertake a five-month independent research project on a topic of your choosing.

As well as the specific subjects that you will study, students of psychology also develop key transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include critical thinking, argument synthesis, scientific methods and practice, data analysis, report writing, presentation skills and teamwork.

We provide excellent teaching, as verified by the Quality Assessment Agency, and use a variety of teaching styles and methods to promote your learning and understanding. You will be taught by lecturing staff who have an international reputation in their specialist fields.

We work to provide a lively, friendly and supportive environment for our students and boast an excellent record both for graduate employment and for providing students with the basis for subsequent Professional Training in psychology and other areas.

Career opportunities

Graduates over the last few years entered employment with organisations such as:

Institute of Psychiatry – Research Assistant
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability – Rehabilitation Assistant
UK Young Autism Project – Tutor
Great Ormond Street Hospital – Assistant Psychologist
Marks & Spencer – Human Resources Adviser
Metropolitan Police Service – Technical Author
Which? – Business Research Assistant
Broadmoor Hospital – Therapy Assistant

Our Psychology degree provides you with the basic requirement for admission to psychology postgraduate training courses in specialist areas of the discipline such as clinical, educational or occupational psychology.

Some graduates continue their interest in psychology by registering for a research degree (PhD, MPhil) in a specialist area of interest, leading to a career as an academic research psychologist.

Many organisations will employ psychology graduates for their specific psychological training and skills in areas such as personnel, research and development, survey and market research, and career guidance.

In addition, many employers are anxious to recruit psychology graduates because the broad curriculum produces a well-rounded individual who communicates well and has analytical skills. Recent graduates have also embarked on careers in law, accountancy, teaching, computer programming and general management. Virtually all graduates of the programme find satisfactory employment within six months of graduation.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States