**Psychology** is useful because whatever you intend to do in life will involve predicting the behaviour of other people. Our psychology programmes will provide you with a solid grounding in all core areas of psychology; **individual differences, cognition, development, biopsychology and social psychology**, plus research methods. In the final year of your degree programme the core areas of psychology are embedded into the applications of psychology, by studying areas such as educational, clinical, health, and counselling psychology. Here at Newman we offer either a pure psychology programme or you can choose to study psychology with another discipline such as sport, childhood studies or counselling studies. Where, you will be taught by both subject areas, and the focus is on how the two areas are related to each other. All of our psychology degree programmes are accredited by the **British Psychological Society (BPS)**, and students gaining at least a lower 2nd class honours degree gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS, a requirement to continue your journey to become a professional psychologist. - At Newman we focus on how psychology is applied to the 'real world'. - You have the opportunity to complete a work placement, where you can apply theory on a practical level and gain valuable professional experience. - Newman encourages you to participate fully in your learning and this is facilitated by seminar groups and small workshop sized classes; this aids discussion and student development. **Employability** Many graduates pursue employment in psychological professions which include health, occupational, clinical, forensic, sport and counselling psychology, or work in a range of careers where an understanding of human behaviour is advantageous. Many psychology graduates also progress onto a PhD and psychology graduates can also progress into a variety of careers, typically in people-orientated and caring roles; for example, nursing, teaching, social work, human resources, marketing, software design, health research, or rehabilitation.