Psychology is a practical and engaging course; the specification provides insight into, and experience of, how psychology works, stimulating curiosity and encouraging an engagement with psychology in our everyday lives.
What will I study?
Psychology is a challenging but rewarding course. You will develop skills relating to problem-solving, organisation and initiative that are in demand in the workplace. You will study topics such as responses to people in need, the development of phobias and children’s moral development. You will also focus on a further range of topics including forensic psychology, health and clinical psychology and sport psychology.
Throughout the year we welcome guest speakers to the College that have included a forensic psychologist, an educational psychologist and several health care professionals. Our students run the popular Psychology Society too which allows for the opportunity to immerse yourself in the course whilst having fun debates. Recent trips have including a visit to the Old Bailey and Euro Disney, where students engaged in the Psychology Live conferences.
Where might it lead?
Psychology is a very helpful subject for many possible careers or courses in Higher Education. Whilst it is clearly relevant for careers/courses in the caring professions such as clinical psychology or social work, it is also relevant to many more such as medicine, computer science, scientific and social research, journalism, advertising and market research, nursing, criminology, counselling, management, personnel management, design studies, anthropology, clinical psychology, teaching, pharmacy and biology.
Some of our students have gone on to study Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy or related courses. Psychology can be studied in Higher Education in combination with many other subjects.