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Psychology (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

This Joint Honours course will provide you with an understanding and analysis of human behaviour, thoughts and emotions. You will have the opportunity to develop employability skills through volunteering, events, workshops, research placements and research in educational settings as well as through the development of transferable thinking skills, such as the ability to critically analyse issues and situations.

The programme grants a high level of flexibility and is ideal if you are still discovering what you are good at and what you would like to do for a career. Joint Honours Psychology can set you on a range of career paths including Educational Psychology, physical and mental health and clinical Psychology. Students who want a career in Psychology must major in Psychology and ensure that they take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Students wanting to teach Psychology in secondary schools or colleges must major in Psychology in order to demonstrate subject knowledge.

Hear from one of our successful graduates in this short video:


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Three years full-time or four to six years on a flexible part-time basis.

In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants are normally expected to hold GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above, or an approved equivalent. Typical offers are BCC at A Level, DMM at BTEC or 112 UCAS points.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.