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English and Psychology


Studying English literature and language is a way of engaging with the world; with history, philosophy, culture and the mind.

Students will discover that the multiple contexts of literature expand as they read through an undergraduate degree.

The critical writing that is so much a part of an English programme trains students to evaluate diverse forms of argument and evidence, a difficult skill greatly valued in a wide range of career pathways.

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A Psychology degree provides you with a scientific understanding of human experience, including behaviour, mental processes, emotions and development. Alongside the academic content of the programme you will gain transferable skills, including the capacity for self-directed, reflective learning and project management.

The degree will prepare you for starting your career working directly in psychology-based jobs. These include counselling, clinical work, education, and mental health work.

A degree in psychology will make you attractive to employers for roles working with people and positions requiring good communication, relationship and data analysis skills. Psychology therefore provides superb preparation for a wide range of other career paths.

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UCAS Code: QC38

british-psychological-society-webBritish Psychological Society accreditation

The BSc Psychology programme is accredited by the  British Psychological Society. However, as a joint honours student you will need to major in Psychology to gain the accrediation.

If you study both subjects equally - or major in English - you will graduate in Psychological Studies instead of Psychology. Psychological Studies is not accredited by the British Psychological Society.