psychology degree offered by us at the University of Southampton is designed to
develop highly competent psychologists with a selection of transferable skills.
This BSc Psychology degree is recognised by the British
and provides graduate basis for registration. Furthermore, because we are a
Russell Group university you will benefit from a committed research led ethos
throughout your studies.
In the first year of this BSc Psychology degree we lay the foundations for
understanding the basic principles of psychological theory; the research
methods and analysis that will be used; and introduce you to practical
psychology experiments. We also require you to select two non-psychology
options – encouraging you to widen your perspectives with subjects you may not
have tried previously.
In addition, during
your BSc Psychology studies you will cover material from each of the six key
research areas of psychology. These comprise: clinical psychology; cognitive
psychology; developmental psychology; health psychology; learning and behaviour
analysis; and social and personality psychology. Both research methods and
practical tuition will be extended in preparation for the final year project.
The wide selection
of optional modules offered in the final year of this BSc Psychology degree
allows you to specialise in whichever area of psychology you particularly
enjoyed during the second year. These seminar courses are based upon individual
reading and open discussion
of up to date research.
All BSc Psychology
students must also choose a topic for a literature review and a research paper,
which they complete under the supervision of a member of the School of Psychology.
The research paper will be the culmination of three years research training and
will constitute a valuable piece of psychological research, the best example of
which will be presented a cash prize by the School.
To find out more
about this BSc Psychology degree visit the Psychology at
the University of Southamptons homepage at www.southampton.ac.uk/psychology