Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. It deals with how we perceive information in the world, how we process that information, how we respond to it emotionally and cognitively, how we learn about it, and how our mental processes change over time. Because of the breadth of its content and its methodology, Psychology makes contact with a wide variety of other disciplines and interdisciplinary activities. It provides the kind of analytic and conceptual skills which are relevant to becoming a thinking person, and can serve as the foundation of a wide range of careers. are relevant to becoming a thinking person, and can serve as the foundation of a wide range of careers.
Psychology can be studied here as a Single Honours degree or as part of the Combined Honours scheme. The combined honours programme may be studied in combination with a range of other subjects in the Combined Honours scheme. The programmes are well suited (though not restricted) to students with a background in Psychology at pre-degree level, and those seeking employment in areas requiring psychological knowledge and skills.
The single honours and 'major' route through the Psychology programme are currently accredited by the British Psychological Society.
The programmes are accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Registration, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Postgraduate psychology programmes are provided by the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology based near Royal Tunbridge Wells.
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