Psychology at The University of Northampton is taught as a flexible, modular course. Students are introduced to central topics and methods through two core modules in stage one, which are further explored in stage two. Students also choose modules from a range of options,
and in stage three students are offered a wide range to choose from.
Many of these have an applied Psychology focus, ideal preparation for entering one of the psychological professions.
All our undergraduate Psychology degrees are acredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)*, allowing students to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) which is a vital requirement for students who wish to become professional psychologists.
All Undergraduate Psychology courses:
*Accreditation applicable to Undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.
We offer several Postgraduate degrees tailored to applied Psychology in the areas of mental health. The programmes are taught by practitioners and academics
from these areas in applied psychology, with staff able to offer PhD
supervision in a range of research areas through full and part-time modes of
A new offering in for 2014, the Psychology MSc programme offers students who hold a recognised undergraduate qualification, one not necessarily in Psychology, the opportunity to study a masters course.
This Masters programme offers modules designed to increase transferable skills into vocational areas (e.g. mental health provisions, health, research), as well as providing an academic pathway towards a vocationally based Doctorate or research based PhD. Please contact Dr Lesley-Ann Smith, the course leader for more details.
Our Child and Adolescent Health MSc aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge to underpin practice in the area of child and adolescent mental health. Please contact Dr Jane Callaghan, the award leader for the MSc CAMH, for further information.
Our Integrative Counselling MSc provides students with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will equip them to develop as counsellors, and once they have gained further experience and client hours will open up a range of professional opportunities. For more information, please contact Dr Clare Green.
If you are looking to work with children and young people, our Counselling Children and Young People MSc promotes and advanced theoretical understanding of Counselling with Children and Young People, as well as the opportunity to develop practical and professional counselling skills. For more information, please contact Dr Lisa Fellin.
The Transpersonal Psychology/Consciousness Studies MSc has been offered in the Psychology Division since 2006. Taught primarily by CSAPP staff, this innovative and stimulating programme is based around a blend of taught modules and experiential modules. For an initial discussion, and further information, please contact Prof Chris Roe.
Postgraduate research study to Masters and Doctoral level is also available, with staff offering supervision in a range of research areas.
Psychology is taught at The University of Northampton's Park Campus. The laboratories and teaching facilities are conveniently located within the Fawsley building, a pleasant and accessible low-level building.
Psychology students benefit from a range of facilities which enable them to carry out practical research.
Three teaching laboratories with 20 computers in each
Psycho-physiological laboratory - equipped to record human physiological responses such as heart rate
Sound attuned laboratory
Perceptual research laboratory for visual and other perceptual research activities
Several smaller experimental rooms
Networked computers with a range of software applications including the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Observational suite with a two-way mirror and built-in audio-visual recording facilities
Handheld audio and video recording equipment
Extensive collection of psychological tests
Web-based learning materials
For more information about Psychology at The University of Northampton, please contact Graham Smith, or call the course enquiries line on 0800 3582232.