- Learn about human behaviour
- Hone your analytical and organisational skills
- Build your communication skills
Have you ever wondered what it is that makes some people behave the way they do, why you’re scared of spiders or how different things can affect your mood and even your confidence?
Psychologists could hold the answers to your questions. And if they don’t yet, you can be sure they are looking for them.
Tell me More...
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour.
Psychologists observe and conduct experiments to find out more about the way people act and interact. They try to understand what motivates, challenges or changes us and use this understanding to help us tackle personal and social problems.
Psychologists can work in social care, mental health, education, business, research and sports.
What Skills will I get from Studying Psychology?
If you study psychology you’ll be able to hone your analytical and organisational skills and learn about scientific research methods, including collecting and working with data.
Learning about human behaviour can also help to build your communication skills and improve your teamwork and leadership skills.
What Careers can I do with Psychology?
Psychology is useful for any job that requires lots of interaction or an understanding of human behaviour and development.
People with skills in psychology are sought after in business, management, teaching, research, social work and careers in medicine and healthcare.
If you are interested in studying the subject at degree and post-graduate level in order to become a psychologist, you can work in a huge range of areas including:
Sports – helping athletes to build mental strategies to improve their performance and handle pressure.
Education – studying child development and helping children experiencing difficulties with their education.
Clinical and counselling – treating people with mental health needs.
Forensic - assessing and treating criminal behaviour, which can involve working with offenders and victims of crime.
Occupational – aiming to increase the effectiveness of an organisation and improve job satisfaction.
Neuropsychology – studying how the physical function of the brain affects the way we behave and helping to treat people suffering from brain injuries.
Topics that are covered include:
Social influence, how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour are affected by the presence of others
Developmental psychology, including how emotional ties are formed during infancy.
Individual differences, what is ‘abnormal’? How do we effectively define what abnormality is?
Research methods in Psychology, how do psychologists measure behaviour.
How is the course laid out?
There is no coursework involved, the course in exam based.