Psychology Courses in the UK
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain thought and emotion, with most degree programmes seeking to give you a broad background in practical applications, experimental methodology, information technology and theory construction.
Psychology has links with a variety of disciplines such as biology, computer and forensic sciences, as well as with the humanities such as sociology, philosophy and literature. Most Psychology courses offer students the chance to select which modules they wish to study, including:
- Occupational Psychology
- Criminal Psychology
- Educations and Child Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Applied Psychology
- Psychology and Sociology
- Law and Psychology
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- Management Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
Careers in Psychology
If you wish to become a chartered psychologist, then postgraduate training and study is needed. This area can be extremely competitive and a good undergraduate degree alongside relevant work experience is needed to succeed.
Because of your learning in how people behave in different situations however, a wide number of career options will open. Roles in human resources, counselling, psychotherapy, advertising, marketing and even retain management will all need this particular skill set. Many universities offer joint honours degrees so you can concentrate on Psychology alongside another degree.
What are the entry requirements for Psychology?
While there are no specific subjects universities prefer students concentrate on before undergraduate study, the subjects of Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy and Mathematics would make your application more attractive.
For international students wishing to study Psychology at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 6.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 7.0 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study Psychology in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Psychology universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Psychology universities:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- University of Bath
- University College London
- University of St Andrews
- University of Durham
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
- University of Edinburgh
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