Are you fascinated by how the mind works and why people behave the way they do? This modern, practical degree aims to give you in-depth knowledge on a wide range of psychology topics and is an essential starting point to helping you prepare for a career in psychology, the judicial system or support work.
- 93% of students stated they were satisfied with the course in the 2014 National Student Survey.
- The course is accredited by The British Psychological Society.
- Students have access to modern facilities including laboratories containing equipment to the standard used by professional psychologists.
- Students have previously had the opportunity to gain valuable work experience enabling them to practice their skills in real life situations.
- Students are taught by an experienced course team with backgrounds in psychological research and consultancy.
- The course focuses on key areas of psychology to keep abreast of latest developments in the industry.
Psychology has a wide application to a range of careers in the psychology profession, as well as associated occupations including applied and research-based social or personal improvement roles. The role of psychology is also prominent in businesses, classrooms, and the courtroom. This degree aims to give students the theoretical and practical knowledge to help them make their first step into employment upon graduation.
The course explores key areas within psychology such as social, developmental, biological, cognitive, personality and individual differences. Through their studies, students can discover how psychological study helps us to understand and address modern everyday issues, such as coping with stress, maintaining successful relationships and performing effectively at work. To build upon this, students also have the opportunity to focus on a key area in their third year.
Learning is also supported by our purpose built labs, which allow students to collect data from human participants using the same resources as professional psychologists. These facilities include the psycho-physiology laboratory, the observation laboratory, and the cognitive psychology laboratory.
Students can use these facilities to carry out cognitive and psycho-physiological investigations. For example, the sophisticated eye tracker can trace eye positions on a computer screen while our Biopac programme measures participant’s physiological reactions. Collecting a wide range of data using these resources gives students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of psychological methods and analysis, as well as helping them to gain first-hand experience of complex psychological research.
The course team have great links with local practitioners so work experience on offer could be assisting with drink awareness or ‘stop smoking’ projects. You can also assist staff on current research projects; past projects have included research into the impact of parenting styles on development, and the role that social networks play in health and wellbeing.
The course team themselves have a wide range of professional expertise and experience undertaking both research and applied consultancy projects. Their interests include forensic psychology, sports performance, psychological wellbeing, adolescent attitudes to alcohol, behavioural interventions for autism, the impact of hearing impairment in the classroom, parent-child and romantic relationships, spatial cognition, learning and memory.
The course team also has strong links with the industry which has enabled past students to benefit from guest lectures and practitioner advice.
To complement their studies, students are encouraged to gain work experience. Past students have assisted with drink awareness campaigns and ‘stop smoking’ projects. Students have also previously had the opportunity to assist staff on research projects, such as the impact of parenting styles on development and the role that social networks play in health and wellbeing.
Another important element of the programme is our accreditation from the British Psychological Society. This accreditation shows potential employers that the course is dedicated to promoting excellence in psychology.
Think you’d like to learn more about psychology? Southampton Solent’s psychology degree will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to help prepare you for the next step in your career.
* NSS 2014, BSc (Hons) Psychology. Please note that information displayed on KIS/Unistats may include data from previous years, or other Solent courses within the wider subject area.