When you study literature you are not just reading and thinking about great books, you are also asking questions about society’s past and future, and ultimately interrogating your own past and future. During your time here you will be studying literature from the Renaissance to the present day, all within the vicinity of Horace Walpole’s Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill House, which is located on our campus. The programme has a traditional and rigorous core of compulsory modules covering: Tragedy, Critical Theory, Renaissance Literature (including Shakespeare), Romanticism and Modernism. The literary training provided ensures that you will cover the conventional ‘classics’ meticulously. You will develop skills that will complement the unique and innovative optional units, which you can tailor to your interests and passions. A Psychology degree provides you with a scientific understanding of human experience, including behaviour, mental processes, emotions and development. Alongside the academic content of the programme you will gain transferable skills, including the capacity for self-directed, reflective learning and project management. The degree will prepare you for starting your career working directly in psychology-based jobs. These include counselling, clinical work, education, and mental health work. A degree in psychology will make you attractive to employers for roles working with people and positions requiring good communication, relationship and data analysis skills. Psychology therefore provides superb preparation for a wide range of other career paths.