Brunel is in the top ten in London for Psychology (Complete University Guide 2018).
Are you curious about people, the mind and behaviour? If so, it’s likely that you’ll find a degree in psychology particularly rewarding. Psychologists investigate a range of topics. For example, they examine the relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience. They look at human development, the influence of other people on the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and psychological disorders and their treatment.
At Brunel, our academic staff are leading experts in areas like cross- cultural psychology and neuroscience. Our Psychology courses emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology. We will encourage you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject through academic study and work placements. We also offer Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise) BSc, similarly this course offers the opportunity for two six-month placements. You’ll use a wide range of laboratory and technical facilities on the course. Our facilities include a dedicated MRI scanner, an EEG (electroencephalogram) lab, portable near-infrared spectroscopy equipment, transcranial magnetic stimulation labs, a 3D body scanner, psychophysics, eye tracking and information technology resources. On sandwich course you are offered two six-month work placements, giving you the opportunity to experience two work environments relevant to your chosen career pathway. Students have worked in clinical psychology at St George’s Hospital; the Institute of Psychiatry; community programmes for vulnerable groups such as Hillingdon and Ealing Victim Support; Royal Free Hospital; and Holloway Prison. Students have also worked on research in psychology at medical schools across London.
On this course, you’ll qualify for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society if you achieve a second-class degree or above. This is a mark of quality and an essential entry qualification for postgraduate professional training in psychology to practise as a health professional. If you select the four-year sandwich course you’ll benefit from two six-month work placements, giving you experience across psychological and clinical environments. In Level 3, you can choose four modules to specialise in topics as diverse as cross-cultural psychology, animal behaviour or eating disorders.
You’ll learn in lectures, seminars and in the lab, using information technology to develop important skills in areas including experimental psychology and psychophysics. We’ll make sure you gain valuable experience so you can develop a stand-out CV. Our graduates have found positions in education, mental health and healthcare. They work in roles such as assistant psychologist, forensics, mental health support worker, health and wellbeing project officer, healthcare assistant, lecturer, rehabilitation assistant, social therapist and support worker.