An ability to write well and to evaluate, sometimes conflicting, theories about the topics covered is essential. Most important, though, is a genuine curiosity about the way humans think and behave.
Why Study Psychology?
Psychology is divided into different schools of thought, making for a rich landscape of views, equipping you with a wide range of perspectives which can be employed critically to engage deeply with the course content.
Utilising the scientific method, you will continually learn research methods throughout the course. This not only equips students with the skills necessary to interpret data and findings of published studies, but prepares students who wish to pursue psychology or other sciences as degree subjects.
You will develop the ability to consider a topic from multiple perspectives with a view to developing a critical and evidence-based evaluation, and be introduced to basic data handling (including numeracy), applying appropriate research methods and statistical procedures. Problem solving, and fitting psychological theory and knowledge will help you to apply theory to real world settings.
Field trips where possible, and hearing from visiting speakers, will enhance your understanding and broaden your knowledge of the subject.