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University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,450.00 per year
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Psychologists undertake scientific study to try to explain and predict how people work. It is the study of our mind and body, our thoughts and behaviour, feelings and perceptions. We conduct experiments in order to investigate how people develop throughout childhood, the way in which they acquire language, and the behavioural changes that can occur as a result of brain injury, disease, or life experience.

On our course you experiment, explore and research why we think, feel and act the way we do. You cover core areas of psychology including:

- Sensation and perception
- Learning and memory
- Clinical psychology
- Personality and individual differences
- Social and health psychology

We provide one of the most immersive and exciting experience of studying the human mind in the UK. You learn from our researchers and can work together in the same space via our Research Experience Scheme (RES) which gives you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a psychologist as their research assistant.

Our Department of Psychology is top 20 in the UK for research quality, with 90% of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Discovering Psychology: The Science Behind Human Behaviour
Research Methods in Psychology
Statistics for Psychologists
Preparing for University Psychology
Psychology Careers and Employability
Applied Psychology (optional)

Year 2

Psychology Research 2nd Year
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
Brain and Behaviour
Personality and Individual Differences
Cognitive Psychology I
Cognitive Psychology II
Psychology Careers and Employability

Final year

Psychology Project
Intelligent Behaviour (optional)
Emotion (optional)
Animal Behaviour (optional)
Cultural Psychology (optional)
Visual Attention : From Lab to Life (optional)
Human Sexuality (optional)
Psychology Careers and Employability

Career opportunities

Our BPS accreditation helps many to pursue careers as clinical, forensic, educational, or occupational psychologists. Others work in related fields such as special educational needs, social work, or mental health care. However, many graduates pursue successful careers further afield, working in areas like management, human resources, financial services, the media, information technology, and market research.

For example, some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

East of England Strategic Health Authority
The Crown Prosecution Service
M&G Investments
NHS Suffolk

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States