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Psychology at Solent

You have the aptitude for a career in psychology and you’re keen to learn the skills for the job. With great employment prospects, you’re making a good call.

The NHS, social services, police force and probation services are all major employers of psychology graduates.

You’ll also find openings in community, not-for-profit and private enterprises, in areas ranging from sport and wellbeing promotion to performance support for athletes.

If you’re interested in understanding what causes certain elements of human behaviour, you can explore how psychology can be applied in different settings, from therapy to solving crimes or helping athletes achieve their best.

As a psychology student you can explore how people behave and interact, while analysing the thoughts and feelings that underlie specific behaviours. At Solent you can study key areas of psychological study including education, crime, sport and exercise, social behaviours, therapy and counselling.

Accreditation by the British Psychology Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council emphasises the practical application of psychology, with real-world assessments integrated throughout. Students also have the option to undertake work experience as part of their studies, and tailored modules reflect the wide range of careers that are open to graduates.

Our academic team has vast industry and teaching experience, and thanks to our close industry links, your teaching will always be guided by research-informed knowledge. This hands-on training eventually leads to a final applied psychology project, acting as the perfect springboard into graduate employment or further study.

Psychology students will hear from a range of guest speakers in areas ranging from sleep research and police advocacy to counselling and specialist teaching, while charities and private companies provide mentoring, training and live briefs for specific units.

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BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

Understanding the motives behind criminal behaviour is key in investigating crime to explain criminality and to deliver justice.

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology

Explore the world of crime and get behind the psychology of criminology and social justice, on this BPS-accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Education

Explore the fascinating area of child development practices, how children and young people learn while gaining practical experience in school placements, and prepare for your future in education.

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology is about the study of mind, behaviour, experience and relationships. Become a Chartered Psychologist with our BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Explore the fascinating behaviours of individuals, as well as the cultural and political issues that shape collective experiences, on this BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health

Combine your skills in psychology and counselling to influence behaviour change and recovery on our BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Understanding performance and wellbeing is essential for helping athletes to cope with pressure and regulate their emotions. Prepare for your future in sport psychology on this BPS accredited degree.


Students can use facilities to research, examine and measure beyond theory.

Students will benefit from access to Solent’s dedicated psychology recording equipment, eye-tracking facilities and psychology labs.

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