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Psychology (with Integrated Year Studying Abroad) 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

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BSc in Psychology with integrated study abroad will enable you to discover another culture and life in another country whilst at the same time expanding your knowledge of Psychology.

Our Single Honours, BPS-accredited Psychology degree 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 provides 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 year abroad in an international University.

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.

Employability

Your year abroad:

A recent Erasmus Impact survey showed that 64% of employers considered international experience important for recruitment and that studying or working abroad will increase their chances of finding employment by up to 41% compared to students who do not study or work abroad. Our teaching and experience that we provide at Aberystwyth transforms tomorrow's workforce and this enhanced degree demonstrates our commitment to your future. This is illustrated by our recent employability figures where 98% of our graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduation. This figure is 3% more than Psychology graduates nationally. These are just some of the reasons why we think the Year in Industry is valuable:

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.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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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