201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Psychology and Language Sciences - University of Reading

Discover the inner workings of the human mind, how language develops and the disorders that can arise, all through this exciting and challenging degree. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and enables you to move on to further training as a professional psychologist. You will be taught by experts who are passionate about the study of the human mind, and our staff are actively engaged in world-class research, allowing you to benefit directly from discoveries made in areas such as linguistics, language development, language pathology, and bilingualism. Overall, 100% of our research impact has been recognised as internationally excellent or world class (Research Excellence Framework, 2014 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience), which feeds directly into your learning. The first two years will give you a grounding in psychology, linguistics and speech and language development. This enables you to analyse and understand typical speech and language, together with a range of disorders. During the final year you will be able to choose from a wide variety of optional modules, allowing you to tailor the degree to your specific interests. Throughout the course you will be able to learn a modern language, such as French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or Russian. No prior language knowledge is required in order to do this. In addition, you can further your professional experience by undertaking a work placement. There is also the opportunity to gain clinical experience through our "Linguistic Assessment Clinic" module, which is unique to Reading. As part of this, you will work as a group to plan and observe language assessments for a client, and then make a report. Our clients are referred to the clinic when a speech and language therapist or school would like additional input, and your feedback will feed into the treatment they receive. Furthermore, as a Language Sciences and Psychology student, you will be able to take advantage of our in-house speech & language therapy clinic, observational facilities, speech research laboratory and new sound recording room. We are also the only department in the UK to have a purpose-built NHS speech and language therapy clinic on site. You will have the chance to put your skills and knowledge to use through work placements. These take place in non-NHS settings, such as schools or nurseries. The Psychology Department has a dedicated placements officer who will support you in finding a placement, and can provide guidance for writing a CV. Additionally, in your second year you can apply for a summer vacation placement, which will be spent working with a member of staff on a piece of research. **Careers** As a graduate of this course you will be qualified for further training as a professional psychologist, for example clinical or educational psychologist. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides you with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. The degree is also ideal if you wish to enter postgraduate study and training to become a speech and language therapist. You could go on to work for organisations such as the NHS, civil services, schools, or charities. Skills learned on the course also open up many doors within the private sector, within areas such as HR, recruitment, management consultancy, publicity, finance and journalism.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815