Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context. Students have the opportunity to learn how to analyse arguments and evidence, test hypotheses and make informed judgements – all skills valued by Higher Education institutions and employers.

Entry Requirements

A Grade B or above in English Language and a Grade B or above in a Science subject is preferred.

How is the course taught?

Lessons include practical work to deliver psychological theory and experiments alongside lecture style lessons to gain knowledge of this new topic area.

What areas are covered by the course?

The course looks at Biopsychology, Gender Development, Social Influence, Anxiety Disorders, Cognition and the Law, Child Development and Research Methodology.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is by external examination.

Career Opportunities

Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Some specialties, like caring for people with mental and emotional disorders, are familiar to most of us. Others, like helping with the design of advanced computer systems or studying how we remember things, are less well known. Many psychologists work in more than one setting; for instance, college professors often consult for industry or see clients on a parttime basis. What all psychologists have in common is a shared interest in the minds and behaviors of both human and nonhuman animals. In their work, psychologists draw on an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge about how we think, act and feel and they apply the information to their areas of expertise.