Psychology - the study of the mind and behaviour - is a diverse and dynamic topic. Our Single honours, BPS-accredited Psychology degree is designed to develop and shape your understanding and provide you with skills that will enable you to continue to study after graduation, or find employment straight away. You will work and engage with lecturers who use their significant experience, and their own research to create an inspiring learning environment in which you can develop your own thinking in safe and supportive department. The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities dedicated to your course. The laboratories and dedicated research spaces provide you with a diverse array of facilities and equipment with which to explore. These resources allow you to develop your interests, and engage creative problem-solving techniques as you progress towards your graduation. Why study Psychology at Aberystwyth University? - **Student Satisfaction** At Aberystwyth, we work with students to help them become informed and curious thinkers. We use our teaching and research experience to inspire students giving them the skills and confidence to do whatever they wish to do in future. This is why, in 2017, the department was rated as “1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction” (NSS, 2017). - **Equipping you for life** All our degree schemes are designed with employability in mind and are accredited by the British Psychological Society – perfect for graduate-level careers or access to postgraduate training. “98% of our graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation” (DLHE, 2017). A degree in Psychology from Aberystwyth University will prepare you for a range of careers, and access to wide range of further training opportunities including: • Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Sports and Exercise psychology; Psychotherapy and Counselling; Social Work; Health Care; Human Resources; Marketing, Publishing, Advertising. - **Friendly and Inclusive** It is important for you to study in a supportive, student-focused environment. Our staff work hard to provide the guidance and encouragement you will need, which is why we ranked 1st for “Academic Support” across the UK (NSS, 2017). - **Exceptional Resources** The department’s modern research facilities and outstanding student learning spaces are in addition to excellent central university facilities. These resources allow us provide you with an innovative approach to learning and teaching and helped us rank “2nd in the UK for Learning Resources” (NSS, 2017) - **Welsh Language** If you are a Welsh-speaker you have the opportunity to continue part of your studies in Welsh. You’ll find bilingual staff in Psychology who will support you in your work, and who can guide your university experience in Welsh. During your first year, you will: Begin to transform yourself into a Psychologist, by developing core knowledge in areas such as social and individual behaviour, Brain and cognition and historical issues in psychology.Start to develop a wide range of skills by using methods and techniques that will enable you to investigate psychological phenomena. In your second and third years, you will:Shape your degree by choosing from our distinctive range of optional modules. This will give you the opportunity to create your own personalised path through your degree.Apply skills learnt throughout your degree by constructing your own research dissertation, built around your personal ideas and interests within a psychological context.