In our department we know that the skills you learn with us are essential for your future career. Throughout your degree, you will develop the essential scientific and transferable skills that are in demand in a range of sectors across the world.
Our modules are designed to give you hands-on experience with psychological research technologies. You will learn how to collate and analyse datasets, and identify and explain relevant patterns and results. You will discover how to design effective studies of your own, and to appraise and critically evaluate those of others.
Throughout your degree, you will enhance your numerical skills through modules that focus on statistics. The University’s Student Development team run support sessions for mathematics and statistics throughout the year, so you can benefit from additional support.
But in the 21st century you need more than just expertise in a field of science. We also equip you with the transferable skills that are essential for all jobs. These range from both oral and written communication skills, through to team working, critical thinking, and organisation and time management.
Your learning will be showcased in your final-year project. With support from your chosen supervisor, you will devise a research question, formulate predictions, carry out studies using our specialist facilities, analyse your results, and write up your discoveries in a report.
Employability is embedded in your studies from the moment you join our department. In your first year, you will undertake our module Introduction to Personal Development and Employability, which will help you familiarise yourself with personal development planning and the resources available around the university. In your second and final years, you will have further modules that will help you identify your future career aspirations, practice job applications and interviews, and create a career action plan so you know what steps you need to take after graduation.
You will finish your course with everything you need to flourish in a range of careers, both within psychology and beyond.