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Psychology (with Integrated Year in Industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Psychology - the study of the mind and behaviour - is a diverse and dynamic topic. Our Psychology degree with an integrated year in industry is designed to develop and shape your understanding of psychology whilst also providing you with the skills and work-based knowledge that employers are looking for.

This enhanced degree programme, which is accredited by the BPS is designed to develop and shape your understanding and provide you with skills that will enable you to quickly find employment after graduation or continue on to further study. You will work and engage with lecturers who use their significant experience, and their own research to create an inspiring learning environment in which you can develop your own thinking in a safe and supportive department.

The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities dedicated to your course. The laboratories and dedicated research spaces provide you with a diverse array of facilities and equipment with which to explore. These resources allow you to develop your interests and engage creative problem-solving techniques as you progress towards your graduation.

What will I learn?

Psychology allows us insights into human behaviour. You will study the origins of the subject and how research has shaped and changed it and how it has developed into the modern science it is now.

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

During your first year, you may:

  • discover modules which cover topics such as social and individual behaviour, psychobiology and cognition, and research methods and historical issues in psychology

In your second year, you may:

  • Tailor your degree to your interests and future career goals by choosing from our exciting range of specialist optional modules, such as:
  • Health psychology
  • Psychology and Psychology of Counselling
  • Coaching and Mentoring

In your third year you will undertake your work experience in an industry that is relative to this degree BSc Psychology.

In your final year you may:

  • Forensic Counselling
  • Drugs and Behaviour
  • Psychology of Humor
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • You may also will apply your research and analytical skills by completing a research dissertation on a topic of your own choosing, with support from your supervisor.

What career options are available to me?

A degree in Psychology from Aberystwyth University will prepare you for a range of careers, and access to wide range of further training opportunities, including:

  • Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Sports and Exercise psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Careers Advisory Service
  • Marketing, Publishing, Advertising

The skills you learn whilst studying here are highly sought after by employers and include:

  • Research and Data analysis skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work independently and present material clearly and effectively
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner
  • Self-motivation and independence
  • Teamwork and project management skills
  • Information technology skills.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    116 54%

    72nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    2nd

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