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Psychology is the study of human behaviour. With our state-of-the-art facilities, studying psychology develops your practical skills as well as your theoretical understanding. You can study what interests you – whether counselling or cognition, forensic or health. Our strong links with professional organisations provide excellent opportunities for you to gain relevant voluntary work experience while you study. Innovative assessments develop your ability to communicate specialist knowledge to a professional audience. We work individually with you to improve your confidence, develop your skills and enhance your employability.
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The first-class facilities for psychology students are all on campus. The University's Library houses a large stock of books, journals and has online access to further journals and databases. You also have access to the University’s own mock court room and police station.As a psychology student, you have access to state-of-the-art computer suites; dedicated laboratories for interviewing, interaction, cognition, biopsychology and a relaxation room for student research. These facilities allow you to develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour. Psychology is based in the Clarendon Building, where we have specialist teaching facilities with interactive white boards, open-access computing laboratories, student centre and coffee shop. Our modules allow you to develop your knowledge, research skills and critical thinking, and are all supported by online materials.
At Teesside we are committed to providing a stimulating and supportive environment. Feedback from the National Student Survey praises staff enthusiasm for the subject, our ability to explain things, and our student-centred approaches to teaching and learning. Our modules are supported by electronic materials and we use a variety of techniques to ensure your learning is exciting, challenging and interesting.
Teaching in psychology is underpinned by a strong research culture. We contribute extensively to national and international conferences, top-level peer-reviewed journals and the shaping of national and international policy. Our staff have a variety of research interests and are members of a wide range of collaborative research groups and institutes. Teesside University also collaborates closely with the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG). The variety of option modules available reflects the diverse range of the psychology staff's research expertise.
A degree in psychology from Teesside University can open up a wide range of career opportunities. It will provide you with relevant expertise and transferable skills for several career paths. There are a number of specialty areas offering a range of career options, including clinical psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, occupational psychology, sport and exercise psychology and teaching and research psychology. The variety available on our psychology programmes gives you freedom to define your own career path. Further postgraduate study at Teesside prepares you to enter your chosen profession with the first stage(s) towards chartered status. Many of our graduates chose to apply their psychology skills to a wide range of graduate-level jobs, such as personnel, counselling, education, marketing, sales, advertising, market research, accounting, IT, arts, design, engineering, scientific research, sports and a number of other occupations.
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