Psychology is the science of human behaviour, and psychologists seek to understand why people behave in different ways. Psychology students at Strathclyde take classes which reflect the breadth and complexity of this fascinating subject, and the quality of our teaching is reflected in the excellent National Student Survey feedback we receive – we achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 92% in 2011. The staff here is committed to helping students achieve excellence and are regularly nominated for (and win!) Annual Teaching Excellence Awards at Strathclyde. The School also has an active research culture and conducts original research across a variety of areas in psychology. This course can also be taken as part of the University's Collaborative programme with International Medical University (IMU).
The BA with single Honours in Psychology programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, our discipline’s professional body, if the minimum standard of qualification of secondclass Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Note: The joint Honours degree is not accredited for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership by the British Psychological Society. Prospective students who wish to be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership must take the single Honours degree.
Psychology graduates can continue their studies to become professional psychologists and pursue careers in such areas as clinical, educational, occupational psychology, or in research. Among the range of other possible careers are teaching, human resource management, careers guidance, social work, market research, recruitment consultancy, counselling, management and professional positions throughout the private and public sectors. Employers will be particularly interested in your ability to gather, evaluate and communicate complex ideas, to analyse and interpret quantitative data, and to apply psychological knowledge in professional contexts: all skills that the study of psychology will help you to develop.