Psychology is the scientific study of mental life and human behaviour. It explains how we think, feel and act both individually and as part of a social group. This course offers the rigour of a science degree, with insights into every aspect of psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society. In Year 1, you will gain an understanding of basic concepts, methods and theories in psychology. In Year 2 you will cover the core areas of psychology and be introduced to research methods and project work. You will be trained in experimental methods, questionnaire research and qualitative analysis. Optional units enable you to study topics that are not always found in psychology degrees. These include health psychology and clinical psychopathology, as well as units from other subjects. In your final year, you’ll complete a research project and select optional units relating to the current research interests of academic staff. The undergraduate masters (MSci) equips you with the practical and analytical skills to conduct independent research. This can focus on an area that interests you. This advanced qualification puts you ahead of other bachelors graduates in the job market. You will be well prepared for further study. You can also choose to apply for this course with a placement in the third year. Due to popularity, you are unlikely to be able to change from a course without a placement to a course with a placement at a later stage.