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Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health

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Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health

BSc
  • UCAS code C806
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Psychology is the study of how people think, react and interact. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations that underlie such behaviour. It is an important subject because it relates to the whole range of human experience, from visual perception to complex social interactions.

This three year programme explores a range of areas within psychology and specialisms in the areas of clinical psychology and mental health. In your final year you'll specialise in the study of a range of approaches to clinical mental health issues. You'll benefit from the department's advanced technology, including an on-site MRI scanner, systems for tracking precise body movements in very young children and adults, CCTV and video systems for discreet observation of behaviour and a dedicated baby lab for studying the development of infants. 

We are one of the top Psychology departments in the UK with excellent ratings for both research and teaching. Our research and teaching enhance one another, bringing students in touch with the frontiers of psychological knowledge and equipping you with a wide portfolio of transferable skills. You’ll contribute to our renowned research culture with a final year research project.

You’ll join a close-knit department that scores consistently high satisfaction rates in National Student Surveys, with a high staff-to-student ratio. You’ll learn in small tutorial groups and within a progressive environment for which the Department of Psychology has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award for efforts to promote equality and women in science.

Follow your passion for psychology, clinical psychology and mental health and you’ll graduate with excellent employability prospects in a variety of different fields. Notable alumni include the leading bioscience innovator Professor Jackie Hunter CBE, founder of the Terrence Higgins Trust Dr Rupert Whitaker, and Dr Christian Jarrett – author of The Rough Guide to Psychology.

  • Explore specialisms in the areas of clinical psychology and mental health.
  • Examine the range of approaches to clinical mental health issues.
  • Benefit from the department’s advanced facilities, including an on-site MRI scanner.
  • Contribute to topics at the cutting-edge of psychological investigation.
90%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

Top 20

UK Psychology department

Source: Guardian University Guide

93%

of Psychology graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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