Canterbury Christ Church University Psychology

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Canterbury Christ Church University Psychology

Psychology is all around us. It’s one of the most diverse and fascinating subjects. We have an equally diverse team of research-active staff who work at the forefront of their research areas, from the mental world to the real world. We bring that expertise to our one-to-one tutorials, as well as our lectures, seminars, and practical classes. At Canterbury Christ Church University, we have a diverse team of research-active Psychology staff who are working at the forefront of their fields. We bring this expertise to our one-to-one tutorials, as well as our lectures, seminars, practical classes, workshops and field trips. All of which means we hope that you will be challenged, inspired and supported to become the best you can be.

Transferrable skills

As well as learning from our team of leading academics, you will also gain valuable new skills that will help you in the world of work. From understanding people, to communication and critical thinking, you will develop a range of transferrable skills that give you an excellent foundation to grow your career.

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Psychology can be studied as either a single honours degree or as part of a combined programme – the choice is yours. Whichever option you decide, if you study Psychology as your ‘major’ subject, your course will be accredited by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Psychology seeks to understand thoughts, emotions and behaviour through scientific study (e.g. observations, interviews, experiments and questionnaires). A degree in psychology gives you the chance to study an inherently fascinating and useful subject, while offering you many opportunities for future development and employment.

This degree course has four great strengths. First, we are applied; we focus on psychology in the real world and provide insight into the practical application of psychological knowledge from early on. Second, our course provides you with a comprehensive journey through the subject, with all core modules designed to complement and balance one another. Third, employability is embedded within our course from start to finish, helping you to build a broad range of academic, personal and career skills. The dedicated Key Skills in Psychology series of modules will help support your development throughout the course. Finally, we are accredited by the British Psychological Society. This ensures quality and gives you the Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership required for many postgraduate training courses, as long as you complete our single honours or major pathway with at least a second class degree classification and at least a pass in your final year project.

Top reason to choose this course

We are a dedicated team of research-active staff who are passionate about teaching. Our course has been designed to deliver an excellent study experience, with a high level of linkage between modules enhancing the coherence of your learning about psychology. For example, in your first year, as you study child observation in our Social and Developing Self module you will also cover observational techniques in our Research in Psychology 1 module. Alongside this, if you are studying for single honours you will take part in practical observation sessions in our Psychology Practicals module

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UCAS code

  • C800 Psychology
  • C803 Psychology with Foundation Year

Institutional code

  • C10


  • 3 years full-time

    4 years full-time including a Foundation Year

    6 years part-time


  • September 2017

Entry requirements

  • A typical offer would be BBC at A2 Level, or equivalent
    GCSE Mathematics at grade C, or above (or equivalent).

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