BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health
Fascinated by psychology? Hoping to pursue a career in counselling after graduation? This specialist degree can help you to develop a strong grounding in psychology (the...
I really enjoyed my time doing my BSc (Hons) Psychology with Solent. The course covered a wide range of topics and methods, which enabled me to develop and carry out my third year project around a topic that I was personally fascinated by. Many assignments allowed focus on an area I chose, which meant that I was always doing something I was interested in.
As well as learning more about psychology, this course also gave me a variety of tools that can be put to use in other areas - such as research methods and data analysis - so when I graduated I felt like I still had many options open to me, rather than being committed to one career path.
The lecturers are all really friendly and approachable, and come from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, so no matter what you’re working on there is always someone who you can ask for help. My undergraduate degree was invaluable for learning and it was also a fun experience - I really felt accomplished and prepared when I graduated.
Having completed my undergraduate course with Solent, I was super excited when I saw the university offered an MRes Psychology. My work in clinical psychology helped me realise that I wanted to pursue work in research, so I immediately applied for this course.
I've really enjoyed the level of independence and challenges involved in this course, while also having the support of regular meetings with my supervisor. I like that this course is also built around guiding you into a career in psychology research, and it has allowed me to lead my own research project, and help prepare me for a research career in a range of different sectors.
Additionally, the course leaders are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I was able to choose my own supervisor and mentor from a larger pool of lecturers, which has ensured that I can be supported by someone who suits me. Overall, this course has been a great experience and I am looking forward to seeing where it takes me.