Psychology (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 18/10/2018

Our Psychology Joint Honours course provides you with an understanding and analysis of human behaviour, thoughts and emotions.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills through volunteering, events, workshops, research placements and research in educational settings. You will develop transferable thinking skills throughout this course, such as the ability to critically analyse issues and situations which will also enhance your employability.

Course

Highlights

  • Partnerships and Accreditation available.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Partnerships and Accreditation

If you want a career in Psychology you must major in Psychology and ensure that you take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Course Details

This course offers you a high level of flexibility and offers you a high level of flexibility as well as a broad knowledge base in Psychology that can also be transferred to other disciplines. Studying Joint Honours Psychology can set you on a range of career paths including Educational Psychology, teaching, physical and mental health and clinical Psychology amongst others outside of Psychology. If you want a career in Psychology you must major in Psychology and ensure that you take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Psychology is applied to many professional contexts. Upon completion of this course, you can continue your studies in Psychology at postgraduate level and can obtain ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. You could choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. For further information about potential career opportunities for Psychology graduates, please visit the BPS website.

It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course.

Typical offers are BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

If you would like to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module Y
  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1006
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

There are several features of this Joint Honours course which can put theory into practice to cement theoretical learning from lectures and seminars. You can benefit from the following features:

  • opportunities for volunteering and placements
  • a flexible learning pathway
  • an exciting range of modules
  • dedicated laboratories and computer suites for Psychology students. 
  • sensory deprivation room 
  • biological testing suite
  • observation suite

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Counselling MSc

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

Counselling Children and Young People MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 18/10/2018

  • Our Psychology Joint Honours course provides you with an understanding and analysis of human behaviour, thoughts and emotions.

    You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills through volunteering, events, workshops, research placements and research in educational settings. You will develop transferable thinking skills throughout this course, such as the ability to critically analyse issues and situations which will also enhance your employability.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Partnerships and Accreditation available.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course offers you a high level of flexibility and offers you a high level of flexibility as well as a broad knowledge base in Psychology that can also be transferred to other disciplines. Studying Joint Honours Psychology can set you on a range of career paths including Educational Psychology, teaching, physical and mental health and clinical Psychology amongst others outside of Psychology. If you want a career in Psychology you must major in Psychology and ensure that you take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    If you want a career in Psychology you must major in Psychology and ensure that you take sufficient Psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Psychology is applied to many professional contexts. Upon completion of this course, you can continue your studies in Psychology at postgraduate level and can obtain ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. You could choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. For further information about potential career opportunities for Psychology graduates, please visit the BPS website.

      It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

  • In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course.

    Typical offers are BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    If you would like to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module Y
    • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1006
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Counselling MSc

      Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

      Counselling Children and Young People MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

*Course data provided by Unistats

You might also like to consider

Criminology BA (Hons) >

Law LLB (Hons) >

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour