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Psychology is the scientific study of experience and behaviour. It explores why we act the way we do, how we interact with other people, and the emotional significance we attach to these interactions.
On this BSc (Hons) Psychology degree you will explore all areas of psychology and gain a scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour, and experience, as well as the complex relationship between them. You will ask how certain behaviours can be explained using psychological constructs and methods of investigation. You will to use research and analytic skills to explain everyday experiences and complete practical experiments to support your learning.
Psychological studies are important across a wide range of sectors including human resources, education, sport, social care and the creative industries. This degree will give you a solid psychological understanding and prepare you for a successful career.
On this course you will:
- Explore all areas of psychology.
- Engage with complex, challenging and authentic real world problems.
- Use University laboratories.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the psychological principles and theories underlying people’s everyday experience.
- Learn from research-active lecturers.
- Have opportunities to complete industry work placements and internships.
- Be able to study abroad and undertake Erasmus placements.
- Have the opportunity to volunteer as a Research Assistant in the psychology department.
- Investigate psychological principles and theories using advanced research methods.
- Complete specialist training in advanced research methods and transferable skills.
BSc (Hons) Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means you’ll graduate with an industry recognised qualification.
Why study psychology?
Optional Foundation Year
We also offer an integrated foundation year with BSc (Hons) Psychology. This means you have the option to complete an extra year of study before starting the BSc to build your subject knowledge and develop your academic writing, reading and research skills. This option is for you if you are interested in psychology but do not meet the course entry requirements yet, or if you want more time to prepare for higher education.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will build your subject knowledge and practical experience through lectures, workshops and tutorials in small classes. These sessions will encourage theoretical and critical inquiry, debate, and practical research skills.
You will study core and optional teaching modules, and develop skills central to professional practice and psychological research.
Each module has three hours of contact time per week. You will study four modules per semester, so you will have 12 contact hours per week including lectures, seminars and workshops.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including scientific reports, essays, group and individual presentations, poster design, multiple choice papers, short answer papers, research participation and essay exams. You may also be assessed on in-class debates, quizzes and how you apply analytical techniques to problem solving.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules during your degree. Each module is worth a particular number of credits and is delivered differently depending on the needs of the module.
Your first year focuses on the science of our everyday experiences and you will be introduced to statistics. In Year Two you will expand your knowledge of all areas of psychology and develop your analysis and criticism skills. In your final year you will apply your skills and understanding as you develop your professional skills and complete a final year project.
In addition to the modules below you will be able to select additional optional modules to specialise in the practical application of theory to a range of disciplines including sport and exercise, health, business, marketing, early years, education, and the creative arts.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
Select a year
Everyday Experience and Psychological Methods: Understanding Relationships
This module explores psychology within the context of our everyday lives. You will study the factors that contribute to our impressions of people. You will consider certain psychological theories and empirical findings from investigations into impression formation, attraction, prejudice, and stereotyping, and relationship formation.
Gain practical experience
Throughout your degree you can complete a range of work-related placements to build your experience as you study.
We support students who wish to broaden their academic and cultural experience by choosing to study abroad for one semester as part of their degree studies. This is an exciting chance for students who wish to widen their horizons and immerse themselves in a different culture and encounter how the discipline of Psychology is viewed and taught at universities in Europe or North America. For example, under Erasmus agreements, students might study for a semester at either Maastricht or Radboud universities in the Netherlands, where Psychology classes are delivered through the English language.
Where you could go after your studies
This BSc (Hons) Psychology degree qualifies for Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the BPS. This gives you a recognised foundation to progress to specialist areas of psychology and eventually become a Chartered Psychologist.
There are currently 10 professional divisions within the BPS including Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology. Each of these pathways has a professional training programme which starts with attaining a GBR.
As well as providing a basis for work as a professional psychologist, a psychology degree provides a good insight into human behaviour that will equip you with the skills to work in a wide range of fields.
Your psychology degree could lead to a career in:
- Work with children, adults and families
- Civil Service
You may choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level.
At the University of Chichester you could study:
- MSc Health Psychology