**Join a course with a strong seal of approval from psychology students: 94% said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course in the National Student Survey, 2017.** **WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AT DERBY?** - Learn about the scientific study of human thought and behaviour on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society. We will introduce you to contemporary research into the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behaviour. As part of your studies, you’ll look at the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas – from understanding the nature and causes of mental illness to investigating decision making in real life situations. - The course can be tailored to match your particular interests and career ambitions through our vast range of optional modules, ranging from cyber-psychology and schizophrenia through to autism, ADHD, aspergers and neuropsychology - you can also undertake a placement to apply theory to practice in the workplace. - Our course is research-led, which means you'll be taught by expert staff who are conducting influential studies into the specific areas of psychology you'll study. You'll also benefit from guest lectures by world-class researchers. - To undertake your investigations, you'll have access to dedicated project rooms and a range of psychological recording equipment such as the latest eye tracker equipment for analysing eye movement. Our observation suite features rooms equipped with two-way mirrors and DVD recording equipment. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - At Derby you’ll study a wide range of theories and research methods to give you a well-rounded understanding of this fascinating subject. Our extensive range of optional modules enables you to explore the areas of Psychology you’re most passionate about whether it’s addiction, emotion, education, human behaviour or neuropsychology, allowing you to make an informed decision on your future career path. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - We use a variety of assessment methods, including essays, exams, posters, presentations, and reports. Our assessments enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills. You’ll mainly be assessed through assignments, although you may have to take some class tests. For your assignments, you'll need to complete essays on specific topics, but you'll also carry out and write up practical reports in qualitative and quantitative methods and give oral and poster presentations. In exams, you would usually be asked to complete essay questions. However, sometimes exams will include multiple choice and/or short answer questions. **YOUR CAREER** - Psychological knowledge is invaluable in many walks of life, so your career options will be broad - our graduates are now enjoying success in roles including health service supervisors, assistant therapeutic care workers, and mental health support workers. This course also prepares you for further training in psychology and provides an essential platform if you would like to become a professional psychologist. **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is available with a Foundation Year option. - You can combine another subject with this course to study a Joint Honours degree.