Combining psychology with professional counselling gives students a platform to gain knowledge of psychological theory and apply it to real-life person-centred experiences, situations and issues. Offering a wide range of topics, this degree provides transferable skills and a gateway to a career within the industry, with the flexibility to choose the units you study in your final year. You’ll be situated within the Department of Psychology and will learn theories and practical skills covering a range of psychological approaches through state-of-the art facilities. Importantly, you’ll acquire generic skills which are readily transferable to your future careers, such as online skills, critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and an understanding of professional practice. You will become some of the most highly employable graduates around.This course aims to educate individuals with a high level of understanding and insight into empirical and theoretical issues within the industry. Graduates from this course will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of Psychology as an empirical science; develop a well-founded knowledge and critical understanding of the mind and behaviour through learning about all areas of Psychology; acquire a range of research skills and methods to investigate behaviour, culminating in an ability to conduct research independently; acquire a range of communication and interaction skills, so they are able to conduct themselves professionally; apply their knowledge effectively in a variety of contexts. Students on this course can benefit from opting to take a 30-week placement in industry after your second year, extending your course by a year, although this is not mandatory. This will give you essential real-world experience, placing your theory and skills into practice, and enabling you to harvest a network of professional contacts – all of which are vital for successfully launching a career. Units at levels 5 and 6 will involve outside lecturers.