29/07/2022

Learning about the Science of the Mind

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour; does this sound interesting? It’s fascinating how the human brain operates differently in everybody, so wouldn’t it be great to pursue a career learning more about the scientific aspect of yourself and others? If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that a psychology degree isn’t a one-size-fits-all career. You can choose to specialise in any aspect of psychology that most interests you. Whether this is clinical, sport, forensic, health, industrial-organisational, or human factors psychology. Whichever sector you choose, you’re certainly not limited to a particular industry to work in once you graduate with your psychology degree; the sector is in growing demand. Particularly for psychological services in schools, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centres, and social services agencies. Sound interesting? Take your first career step by having a look at the psychology courses in Clearing that we offer at the University of Bolton; enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe; where we are proud to put our students and their needs first!  

Benefits of a Psychology Degree 
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So, why should you get into psychology? First, it opens the door to a wide variety of careers due to its ability to improve your communication skills. This is because a key skill that every potential psychologist learns is how much of a master-class communication really is. From gaining a better understanding of the way people express themselves, to having a greater awareness of your own speech patterns, this can then help you to become a more powerful communicator in the long run. If you’ve often struggled with self-confidence or find yourself frightened about the thought of public speaking, this course could be perfect for you.  
 
Secondly, you might be familiar with the term ‘critical thinking’. It often comes up at any stage of your educational journey, whether you are still at school or university. This is because having the ability to think critically can help you succeed in the workplace no matter what industry you work in. This is where a psychology degree comes in. The great power of psychology, allowing for a deeper understanding of the science of mind and behaviour is that it helps psychologists train themselves to look at issues from every different angle. Therefore, critical thinking equips you to be able to think in a logical, rational way to solve any situation or issue handed to you.  
 
Lastly, today’s society highlights the importance of research. Everything you do in the working environment needs to be supported by best practice to justify your decision-making process. By gaining a psychology degree, you can become a research expert. This is because when studying psychology, you are asked to look at everything that has been published with a critical lens. Ultimately, this means understanding what is real versus what is fake.  
 
Why choose the University of Bolton 
 
Want to know why Bolton University would be a great choice to acquire your psychology degree? Our courses have been voted first for Student Satisfaction*. If you wish to keep your career options open in this challenging field, our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree could be a great choice; giving you an award-winning psychology degree to help you succeed. Alternatively, you might be interested in combining criminology and psychology. In this case, our BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology course has received national recognition for innovation from the British Psychological Society.  
 
As a psychology student, you will study in our stimulating and supportive learning environment, where you will be able to develop your skills both professionally and personally. This will give you the vital experience you need from our friendly lecturers, who are happy to help you every step of your journey. Our small class sizes mean that our passionate lecturers are proud to know our students by name. Additionally, due to recent investment, our facilities now include an excellent suite of laboratories for you to explore the social, biological, and cognitive elements of psychology.  
 
Is Clearing for you?  

Psychology booksDoes Bolton sound like the right place to pursue your psychological dream? Check out our psychology courses in Clearing. According to UCAS, psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study at degree level. Therefore, a psychology degree is important if you want to pursue a career as a practicing psychologist with a chartered status, and psychology courses in Clearing could be a great way of securing a university place on an incredibly competitive subject.  
 
Take your first step to studying at a university that offers a friendly, supportive, and vibrant campus; one that our students love and are proud to be a part of.  
 
Want to find out more about how to join the Bolton family? Head to our Clearing page, look at our psychology courses and generate your instant offer! If you wish to speak to a member of our team, feel free to call on 01204 903030. 
 
Register for a Study Advice Session  
 
Still have questions about starting university? Click here and register your place for one of our Study Advice Sessions. At Bolton, we know that visiting a university is great for giving you a first-hand feel of the campus and its environment. Our on-campus Study Advice Sessions give you access to chat with representatives from student finance, student services, careers service, and disability services, who are happy to answer any of your questions. Sound good? Join us on-campus for any of our available sessions:  
 
- Friday 19 August – 11am to - 4pm  
- Saturday 20 August – 11am to 4pm  
- Thursday 1 September – 11am to 4pm  
 
For guidance or help in booking your place, you can email us at opendays@bolton.ac.uk or give us a call on 01204 903807.  
 
*Complete University Guide – 2022 – Greater Manchester  
 

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