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1 Undergraduate courses Loughborough Psychology 4 RANKED 4TH GUARDIAN GUIDE 17 UK TOP SUBJECT TIMES GOOD 7 RANKED 7TH COMPLETE GUIDE 17

2 Loughborough University offers five integrated undergraduate degree programmes in psychology, allowing you to study areas and applications of psychology that interest you most. Each of our programmes is taught by worldrenowned academics who are leaders in their fields of research. All programmes share the core modules required for Graduate Membership and Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, allowing you to benefit from studying alongside students from a range of psychological perspectives. The core programme will include cognitive, social, biological, developmental and experimental psychology, developing advanced skills in carrying out psychological research. Each programme also includes the opportunity to take either a supported yearlong work placement, or to study abroad. This helps to develop essential real-life skills and foster valuable occupational contacts. While we will help you select the degree programme that is best for you, transfers across programmes can be considered at the end of the first year. Our psychology programmes provide a solid foundation for careers in clinical, educational, public communications, health, policing, sports industries, and other occupational, and business, contexts. They also provide the perfect foundation for our specialised MSc programmes: MSc Work Psychology and MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology. BSc Psychology Offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science, allowing graduates the opportunity to build their careers on a British Psychological Society accredited qualification. Our modules provide options to tailor aspects of your degree to your developing interests and aspirations. Between years 2 & 3 you can choose to take a supported work placement which matches your career aspirations or you may choose to study abroad. Both options are flexible and are not compulsory. Previous placements have included: Great Ormond Street Hospital; GlaxoSmithKline; IBM; The Walt Disney Company; The Institute of Psychiatry; and Price Waterhouse Cooper. In the final year you will undertake a substantial research project with expert supervision and guidance. Areas of research from past projects include experimental psychology, emotions and attitudes, eating disorders, mental health and wellbeing, sleep research, and cognitive functioning and impairment. As soon as I started studying Psychology at A Level I knew that s what I wanted to do and began to research the type of jobs I could pursue. I came across clinical psychology and set my sights on this, pretty much from year 12. I chose to do the course at Loughborough because I wanted to go to a university which has an excellent reputation for psychology and also because I loved the campus feel. When I went to an open day I met a lecturer who really inspired me and told me that she had done her undergraduate degree at Loughborough and had basically never left so I was sold! My personal tutor was also aware of my ambition from day one and gave me the best piece of advice, which was to see the route to qualification as a journey, enjoy each step of the way and not get bogged down. This has been invaluable advice and I am so grateful for having a tutor who supported me throughout my time at Loughborough and continues to do so. In my third year I crucially managed to secure a placement working as a voluntary honorary assistant psychologist at a low secure unit. This is where I really learnt a huge amount about the practicalities of day-to-day work as a clinical psychologist and confirmed to myself that I was heading down the right route. I was also lucky enough to be heavily involved in two research papers, which are now published. When I came back to university for my final year, everything made so much more sense and I was even more driven to achieve my potential. When I was in my last few weeks, before my final exams, an assistant psychologist job came up at St Andrews and I applied for it. It was really stressful at the time because I was right in the middle of revising and got an interview the day after my final exam, but it was all worth it when I discovered I had got the job! Jessica Staniford Assistant Psychologist, St Andrew s Healthcare I chose Loughborough because it is one of the few universities that offers a placement year. I completed my placement at a mental health organisation. It was absolutely invaluable; it gave me real-world experience and helped me decide what I want to do when I graduate. Natalie Gillson Psychology BSc (Hons) Our courses BSc Psychology BSc Social Psychology BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc Business Psychology BSc Psychology with Criminology Watch a video about : For more information on all our Psychology courses: psychology UK TOP SUBJECT 98% GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY (OF SSEHS GRADUATES AVAILABLE FOR WORK OR STUDY 6 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION) DLHE 14 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION ACCREDITED BY THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OPTION FOR GAINING PROFESSIONAL 1 ST BEST STUDENT LLOYDS BANK OF STUDENT LIFE SURVEY 02 03

3 BSc Social Psychology One of only three BPS-accredited Social Psychology programmes in the UK, this course covers all core areas of psychology, with an emphasis on the person in society. You will be taught by passionate and inspiring staff who are world leaders in social psychology and the study of social identities, group behaviours, relationships, communication and social interaction. We offer a unique opportunity to develop advanced understandings of the social aspects of human behaviour. You will gain rich insights into how to study and make sense of people s behaviour in everyday life; how behaviours are shaped by social groups, processes and contexts; and how to apply social psychology to a range of everyday and institutional settings. As well as being able to choose options from across all psychology courses, you can also take modules in Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy, and Communication and Media Studies. This exciting opportunity to follow your interests in related subjects will offer you interdisciplinary perspectives on psychological and social science topics. Social psychology offers exactly the same career opportunities as any psychology degree, but provides graduates with a stronger understanding of social behaviour and processes useful in a range of careers. These understandings can be further honed in a placement year (previous students have had placements in highsecure hospitals, counselling and disability services, and in PR), and in a final-year project in which you design your own social psychological research. Social Psychology has changed the way that I view the world and the people in it. The course has allowed me to develop my understanding of human behaviour, amongst many other topics, and has showed me how Social Psychology can be applied to all areas of life. Laura McGregor Social Psychology BSc (Hons) Through gaining my degree, I have a background of knowledge which allows me to be confident in my day to day job. I studied Social University and graduated in the summer of 13. I now work in central London as a Project Worker on behalf of the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. My job involves travelling the country, visiting low and medium secure units and reviewing their service. This involves managing a team of professionals from other forensic mental health services to review aspects such as security and internal policies and procedures; interview staff and patients to gain feedback to support services; as well as write follow-up reports and make suggestions for future improvements. Through gaining my degree, I have a background of knowledge which allows me to be confident in my day to day job; understand terminology used by professionals and practitioners; and relate my experiences at work back to psychological theory and practice. My degree has also been instrumental in helping me develop skills in report writing, presenting and chairing events and meetings, organisation and how best to present myself as a professional and reliable employee. Francesca Coll Project Worker at the Royal College of Psychiatrists BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology Covering all core areas of psychology, this degree also offers a unique opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and practical skills in relation to the psychological principles applied to sport and exercise. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how psychological factors in conjunction with elements of sport science are used to understand and support the performance and well-being of athletes, coaches, teams and exercisers across the life span. A GREAT PLACE TO STUDY TAUGHT WITHIN THE HIGH-RANKING SCHOOL OF SPORT, EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCES OPTION FOR GAINING PROFESSIONAL Our programme is taught by world leading sport and exercise psychologists who are international scholars and practitioners in elite sport, youth sport, motivation, interpersonal relationships, and exercise participation. Our sport and exercise psychology degree offers you exactly the same career opportunities as any psychology degree. However, you will emerge as a graduate with a stronger knowledge and skill base for working in the sport and exercise industry, and be better prepared for progression onto an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. UK TOP SUBJECT Studying Sport and Exercise Psychology has helped me to start a career in the field that I love. The sport on campus was fantastic and having completed my MSc I am now working as a consultant with athletes and coaches. Julie Blackwood Sport Psychologist EXCELLENT INDUSTRY LINKS RENOWNED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO SPORT COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT WITH MANY UK SPORTS GOVERNING BODIES BASED ON CAMPUS 100% GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY (OF THOSE AVAILABLE FOR WORK OR STUDY 6 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION) DLHE 14 PROFESSIONAL BODY RECOGNITION SINGLE HONOURS COURSE ACCREDITED BY THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY TAUGHT BY THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY GROUP WORLD LEADERS FOR RIGOROUS QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY UK TOP SUBJECT PAID OPTION FOR GAINING PROFESSIONAL 04 05

4 BSc Business Psychology Covering all core areas of psychology, this degree also offers a unique opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and practical skills in relation to how psychology can be used in the management of people, business decision-making, consumer behaviour and health at work. Optional modules give you the opportunity to study other aspects of business and management. You will be taught by a team of expert business psychologists, who currently include authors of Work Psychology, Europe s leading textbook in the area Dr Ray Randall and Prof John Arnold. Give yourself a fantastic grounding for a career in psychology, management, or related roles in HR, marketing or consultancy at a wide range of graduate destinations, from major multinational companies to SMEs, charities and government departments. Develop your knowledge and skills in business psychology with a major supervised final year project, which is likely to involve assessing and analysing employee attitudes and behaviours. BSc Psychology with Criminology This exciting new joint degree course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of psychology and criminology. Psychology modules make up two-thirds of the degree, while Criminology modules make up the other third. The degree offers you a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science through the study of human behaviour and the mind, combined with study into crime, its causes and prevention. TAUGHT BY AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM OF WORLD-LEADING PSYCHOLOGISTS AND CRIMINOLOGISTS The course offers the same career opportunities as any psychology degree, but will be particularly appealing to those with an interest in both psychology and criminal justice. It will equip students with an excellent grounding for further study and careers in forensic psychology, in the criminal justice system, and in social policy. An optional placement year offers additional professional development opportunities and will allow you to explore career options. You will develop an independent research project in your final year under the supervision of academic staff. You can choose to focus on a psychological topic, or combine your interdisciplinary interests and skills by applying psychological perspectives, theories and methods to a criminological issue. Studying at Loughborough has helped me recognise my strengths and opened up new paths for me. From integrating psychology modules into my degree, I now have plans to further my studies of organisational psychology and then move on into Human Resources. Georgia Powell School of Business and Economics A GREAT PLACE TO STUDY 5 TAUGHT BY STAFF FROM OUR TOP-10 UK BUSINESS SCHOOL AS WELL AS FROM EXPERTS FROM OUR OTHER PSYCHOLOGY DISCIPLINES AT THE TAUGHT BY LEADING BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGISTS 5TH FOR BUSINESS STUDIES 06 07

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