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BSc HonsApplied Psychology

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After completing the course, graduates often enter careers in
research, training and teaching, business and personnel and also roles
within the NHS. You can also undertake further training, which may
lead to a career in applied psychology in areas such as prisons,
forensics, education, occupational psychology and clinical psychology.
This course is one of many at the University of Bedfordshire that
enjoys excellent employment prospects.

During the course you will:

  • Gain experience through placements in teaching support, mental
    health and organisational psychology
  • Work collaboratively with staff to achieve publishable research
    projects and present outcomes at prestigious conferences
  • Enjoy a combination of practical work, on-the-job supervision and
    academic supervision, which together will enhance your job prospects
  • Benefit from hands-on experience gained through a work placement
    during the third stage of the course

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Counselling and coaching psychology
  • Human diversity and difference
  • Social, biological and developmental psychology
  • Memory, thought and language
  • Problem-solving and reasoning skills


Career opportunities


The degree aims to provide an understanding of real life applications
of theory to experience and behaviour in both normality and illness.
This aim is built in to the course.

Furthermore, you will encounter a range of examples of the
application of psychology relevant to a future career in psychology or
in a profession where such knowledge and skills acquired during the
degree would be useful. Throughout the course you will have lectures
and workshops given by the Centre for Personal and Career Development.

The Psychology Division works closely with the Centre for Personal
and Career Development and embedded into the curriculum at all levels
you will engage in career development activities. At level 1 you will
be introduced to a model of personal and career development based on
the SOAR (Kumar, 2007) model and underpinned by career development
theories. You will be introduced to career management skills and
taught how to construct an e-portfolio to use throughout your degree
to record your academic development, self reflection and career
aspirations. At each level your e-portfolio will be submitted for

At level 2 you will consider the psychological and social factors
that have impacted on your developing academic and professional
identity. You will investigate the links between personality and
career choice together with advice on communicating effectively to
employers such as writing a CV. You will also be asked to think about
the relationship between your future placement project and level 3
dissertation topic and how they might support your career choice. We
hold a Going Professional Conference with invited speakers from a
range of professions in Psychology plus Psychology graduates.

Working with the Centre of Personal and Career Development at year 4
you will have the opportunity to engage in practical careers workshops
to enhance your interview skills and to produce a high quality your
CV, and personal statement.



On completing this course students are likely to progress into the
following areas:

  • Public services (such as, the health service, education, the Civil
  • Assistant psychologist
  • Research
  • Market research
  • Personnel management
  • Police force
  • Postgraduate study leading towards working as a professional
    psychologist, for example working as a clinical or educational

You will develop a sound training in subject specific skills and
knowledge, together with the skills required for lifelong learning so
you will be well prepared for a range of careers. There is an emphasis
on the applied nature of psychology that will help you to develop your
understanding of real life applications of theory to a range of
experiences and behaviours that will assist you in your career choice.
The placement year spent in a professional environment applying
psychological knowledge and expertise will help you make informed
career and / or further study choices and enhance your employability

Further study:

There are a range of postgraduate study opportunities open to you for
career paths in clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, prison,
occupational psychology, health psychology, business and personnel,
research training, teaching and the Health Service.

The Psychology Division offers taught masters programmes in Health
Psychology (accredited by the BPS), Psychological Approaches to Health
and Management, and Organisational Psychology.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States