This course offers you a high level of flexibility and offers you a high level of flexibility as well as a broad knowledge base in Psychology that can also be transferred to other disciplines. Studying Joint Honours Psychology can set you on a range of career paths including Educational Psychology, teaching, physical and mental health and clinical Psychology amongst others outside of Psychology. If you want a career in Psychology you must major in Psychology and ensure that you take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
You will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. You will also be equipped with transferable critical and analytical skills to enhance your employability. You will have the support of a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) throughout the duration of your course that can provide you with academic advice and guidance. You will have access to excellent facilities and resources for research in areas such as social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology.
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership, provided that you meet the minimum standard of a second class honours in your degree. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
As a Joint Honours student you will take three modules for each stage of this course. Some modules are mandatory whilst others are selected from a wide range of options. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to provide a well-rounded understanding of topics.
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