Psychology courses study the human mind and behaviour and seek to understand and explain thought and emotion. A psychology degree seeks to give the student a broad background in practical applications, experimental methodology, information technology and theory construction. Psychology degree modules include research, statistical methods and brain behaviour, as well as looking at different branches of psychology such as criminal, educational, applied, law, management and forensic.
There are two different types of bachelor's degrees in psychology: the Bachelor of Arts, which focuses on liberal arts and education, and the Bachelor of Science, which looks at science and mathematics. A Master's in Psychology will provide students with the opportunity to focus on their specific interests in the field whilst also further developing the technical skills needed to succeed in research-related fields.
If you studied a course other than psychology at the undergraduate level, an intensive psychology conversion course could bring you up to speed in just one year. All psychology conversion courses in the UK are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and are ideal for candidates looking to broaden their horizons or seeking a career change.
Psychology graduates move into a wide variety of public and private sector roles, including human resources, social work, mental health care, psychotherapy, advertising, marketing and teaching.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best psychology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Psychology universities in the Guardian University Guide 2024 below:
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