BA (Hons) Psychology
BA (Hons) Psychology (Subject to Approval)
6th September 2023 (see academic calendar)
Semester in USA (Optional)
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Northeastern University London
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Available September 2023
83% (National Student Survey 2022)
Find out why humans think, feel and act the way they do. Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. By looking at conscious and unconscious phenomena, including feelings and thoughts, brain function, emotions, personality, and human development, psychology intersects the boundaries between the natural and social sciences. Read more
The BA (Hons) Psychology involves the scientific interdisciplinary study of human behaviour, based on the assumption that brain activity underlies phenomena such as perception, cognition, emotions, personality, interpersonal relationships. Psychology is both an academic discipline and an applied science; it deals with everyday issues and attempts to understand and treat mental health problems.
The psychology curriculum explores the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial areas of contemporary scientific psychology.
This degree programme combines a rigorous psychology syllabus with a personalised elective pathway. Students can choose to deepen their focus on psychology through their elective courses, or they can further contextualise and broaden their studies with courses that match other interests and goals.
These valuable and transferable skills open up a wide array of career possibilities upon graduation.
Our growing range of Elective courses include the subjects that have in the past been available as minors, plus some new popular subjects and interdisciplinary themes. Read more
Focus on one subject or study multiple subjects.
Flexible Elective Pathway courses will enable students to choose to either:
- Deepen focus in their degree subject
- Combine their studies with courses in a particular second subject
- Explore a broad range of subjects, developing agile thinking across disciplinary boundaries
- Art & Design
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Data Science
- Politics & International Relations
- Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)
- Technology & Ethics
What makes our BA (Hons) Psychology different?
- Rigorous, in-depth core subject study
- Interdisciplinary degrees, built around real-world problems
- Flexibility to create your own academic pathway with elective courses
- Gain core competencies and develop practical and transferable skills for your future career
- Embedded experiential opportunities to drive real-world change
- Explore the big issues that need agile thinking crossing subject boundaries
- Acquire the knowledge and experience that will empower you to make a meaningful impact in a fast-changing world
- Experience a semester abroad at one of Northeastern University’s campuses in the USA
Your learning experience
You will experience learning at the University through a combination of formats and class sizes. Some of our courses are delivered through a high number of scheduled teaching or ‘contact’ hours, while others focus on smaller, more personalised, guided independent study, or hands-on or community-based projects. Read more
Our academic staff selects the most appropriate pedagogy and contact hours for each individual course in order to support students to develop and succeed in their studies. This means that within your undergraduate Psychology degree you are likely to experience a combination of scheduled lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials. The exact balance of these types of learning and number of contact hours will depend on the specific electives and optional courses you choose.
Most lectures and seminars will have a maximum of 20 student participants, while tutorials will typically have five or fewer students, and may sometimes be one-to-one. This personalised approach to teaching allows everyone to participate and thrive.
Core competencies are embedded within our Psychology degree programmes, preparing you for your future career while you are studying, so that you stand out from the crowd and are ready to succeed as soon as you graduate. Read more
By the time you graduate, you will have taken courses fulfilling the following three competencies:
- Writing Across Audiences and Genres
- Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience
- Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Final Project (can be dissertation)
You will also have taken courses inculcating a minimum of four of these additional competencies, depending on your learning pathways:
- Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
- Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
- Interpreting Culture
- Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
- Understanding Societies and Institutions
- Analysing and Using Data
- Engaging Differences and Diversity
- Employing Ethical Reasoning
Advisors will help to identify aspirations and explore careers, as well as assist with the development of CVs, and developing an ‘elevator pitch’ to differentiate yourself in a crowded market. Advisors guide students through making the most of Linkedin, and applying for internships, placements, and graduate jobs.
Our Advisors are here to help you achieve your ambition and have expertise in a wide range of sectors including professional services, government, creative industries, law, and banking.