Why study Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human and non-human behaviour. Psychologists observe and conduct experiments to find out more about the way people act and interact. They try to understand what motivates, challenges or changes us and use this understanding to help us tackle personal and social problems. If you study psychology you’ll be able to hone your analytical and organisational skills and learn about scientific research methods, including collecting and working with data.
Learning about human behaviour can also help to build your communication skills and improve your teamwork and leadership skills. Psychology is useful for any job that requires lots of interaction or an understanding of human behaviour and development.
People with skills in psychology are sought after in business, management, teaching, research, social work and careers in medicine and healthcare. Psychologists can work in social care, mental health, education, business, research and sports.
More information about Psychology can be found in our Sixth Form Prospectus (on our website).