Psychologists observe and measure behaviour and their therapies are based on scientific study. Psychology has links with many disciplines including biological, computer and forensic science as well as humanities such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology and even literature. It involves study of theory, empirical evidence and practical applications. This mix of disciplines helps to make psychology such a fascinating subject.


First year units include: Origins of psychology and approaches. research methods, memory, attachment, psychopathology and social influence including conformity and obedience.

Second year units include: Biopsychology and approaches (psychodynamic and humanistic) and issues and debates within psychology as well as three of the following optional units: forensic psychology, gender, easting behaviours, cognition and development and research methods.


Psychology is a very popular subject at university level; however, it is an equally useful subject for studying other subjects at higher education, for example: law or nursing. Careers relating to Psychology include: police, nursing, teaching, counselling, human resources and personnel. University study in Psychology can lead to careers in areas of Applied Psychology, including: clinical, educational, sports, criminal, forensic, counselling, environmental and organisational psychology

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