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IS THE COURSE FOR YOU?
Are you fascinated by what motivates us, how we think and act, and what we feel? Psychology is the science that explores these issues. At level 4 you will also gain an introduction to the related areas of either counselling or sociology and at levels 5 and 6 have the opportunity to explore other specialist areas of psychology. You will have access to research facilities including computer rooms with specialist software and an observation room. More information about the modules studied on this programme can be found here.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE LAST?
Full time the course last three years. Part time the course lasts six years. Students can start the course either in September/October or February/March
VALIDATION AND ACCREDITATION
British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited. The BPS commended the applied focus of the programme, including employability skills and the clear and focused strategy for widening participation with psychology in the local area and widening diversity across the student body. Validated by The Open University. The OU commended the programme team for their good work with a diverse student population.
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By enabling you to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, this degree will provide you with a major step towards a career as a chartered psychologist in clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health, occupational or sports and exercise psychology.
Psychology doesn't just prepare you for a career as a chartered psychologist. Because of the wide range of generic skills and the rigor with which psychology students are taught, training in psychology is widely accepted as providing an excellent preparation for a number of careers. In addition to subject skills and knowledge, graduates also develop skills in communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing, independent learning and many others, all of which are highly valued by employers.
Psychology students proceed into a variety of careers. Three months after graduation two thirds of psychology graduates are in paid employment with another quarter undertaking postgraduate study. Most work in teaching, industry, social services, the media, information technology, computing, marketing and government agencies, with about a fifth ultimately gaining employment as professional psychologists (source www.heacademy.ac.uk).
Students interested in researching their career options should check with BACP www.bacp.co.uk , www.hpc-uk.org , and BABCP www.babcp.com/Default.aspx , www.prospects.ac.uk for the latest information and guidance. By enabling you to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, this degree will provide you with a major step towards a career as a chartered psychologist in clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health, occupational or sports and exercise psychology.
The course is £6,000 per year for full time study, or £3000 per year for part time study. More information about fees and the grants and loans available.The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.
No prior study of psychology is required for entry to this course. Applications from students with a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged and supported.
Students are offered a place on the basis of: 160 UCAS points OR Access Diploma OR Level 0 Preparatory Course OR Interview/Diagnostics OR Professional StandingStudents with under 200 UCAS points, or accepted on interview, and without level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics will normally be excepted to successfully complete additional study in academic English and numeracy in their first year.
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