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The first year introduces you to the fundamentals of psychology and its professional application, covering important theoretical and historical issues within the subject as well as notions of the self and identity and vital research techniques. Students who complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Applied Psychology.
In the second year we introduce the notion of personalities and how effective it is to assess the individual. You will explore the brain, hormones, addiction, and engage with psychologists to learn how effective it is to apply theoretical psychology to real world examples. Year two also builds on research methods taught in year one so that you are prepared for your research project in the final year. Students who complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Psychology.
On graduating, you'll be well prepared for postgraduate study as a chartered psychologist, as well as a researcher in psychology or for a career in an alternate field e.g.:
Depending which type of psychology you choose to research in your final year project, you can gain real insights into fields including:
The IAPT module also prepares you for further study to become Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, for those who might develop an interest in counselling.