Psychology impacts on every aspect of human behaviour.
"After graduating I volunteered with Circles, a charity aiming to reduce the instances of sexual abuse and assisting those impacted in their recovery. The range of theories I studied at Essex gave me strong underpinning knowledge which I instantly put into practice in this role. I then began working at HMP Winchester facilitating offenders’ engagement with learning programmes, setting goals and supporting their progression in this rehabilitative step. The social focus of my Essex degree has been instrumental in both my choosing this career path and my success. I will be undertaking an MSc in order to train to be a forensic psychologist with the hope of continuing to instigate positive change."
"Essex was an easy choice for me based on its excellent research... I am now employed as a Treatment Consultant for drug and alcohol rehab, which is a rewarding career helping people to understand their addictions."
We give you the freedom and the facilities to study, experiment, explore and research why we think, feel and act the way we do. Psychology is linked to many other fields including biology, linguistics, medicine, sociology and economics. All branches of psychology seek to explain people’s behaviour.
Psychology is not limited to the study of the brain, by exploring the science behind the mind you will gain the skills to build complex arguments, critically analyse evidence and understand how therapy can make a positive impact on people’s lives.
Career opportunities expand much further than becoming a psychologist, prospects also include working in education, forensic sciences, data analysis, health and marketing.
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