Open Day - 15th August
15 Aug 20
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Do you want to study an award-winning psychology degree? The University of Bolton’s psychology courses are recognised for student satisfaction and innovation.
Our BSc (Hons) in Criminological and Forensic Psychology has received national recognition for innovation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and our BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling has dual accreditation. This means the programme is accredited by the BPS and by ABC Awards, enabling you to gain both Level 2 and 3 certificates in counselling skills as these are embedded in the degree.
Alternatively, you may wish to study BSc (Hons) Psychology which is not geared towards a particular specialist area, enabling you to keep your options open and progress into a number of careers.
Psychology at Bolton is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2020. Student feedback has also led psychology at Bolton to achieve the number one ranking in the UK for teaching quality for two successive years, as shown in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 2020.
As a psychology student at the university, you will study in a stimulating and supportive environment, where you can develop both professionally and personally. You will benefit from the professional experience of our friendly lecturers, who will guide you through your psychology course. You will also benefit from our small class sizes, ensuring that you get the support you require during your lectures and seminars. 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.
In addition to our electronic facilities, our popular BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling has two dedicated therapy rooms for recording practice therapy sessions. Our Neuroscan software and hardware can map brain activity and our face reader software reads and decodes facial emotion. Our eye tracker equipment allows us to conduct analysis on eye gaze and visual attention whereas our virtual reality laboratory is designed to provide insight into how virtual reality can provide interventions for complex phobias. This has a strong application for counselling and psychotherapy.
By the time you graduate, you will be an independent, confident and highly employable individual. In addition to your research skills, your BPS accredited degree will give you the edge when entering employment. As well as being able to embark on a range of specialist psychologist and therapist careers, your psychology degree could also lead to the following roles (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Clinical associate in applied psychology
Forensic or criminal psychologist
Human resources consultant
Psychological wellbeing practitioner
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team is here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and wellbeing, disability support or anything else you may need.