Is a Psychology Degree for Me?
Is a Psychology Degree for Me?


Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour and is a very broad discipline. While we ask questions that you might associate with biology, such as how the brain works, we also ask questions that stretch into society such as how people behave in groups. Mental health, child development, visual perception, animal learning, job recruitment, peer pressure, work stress, language development, and user interface design are just some of many areas that would fall within psychology. it is quite common for people to think of Freud or psychoanalysis when they hear of psychology, however, psychoanalysis is only a very small part, of one slice, of what makes up psychology as a whole. People also sometimes think that psychologists can look into your soul and analyse your deepest secrets. While we try to understand how the mind works, we aren’t mind readers. It is also important to point out that psychology and psychotherapy are not the same thing. While some psychologists go on to become therapists or counsellors, most won’t. if you are curious about what makes people tick, how our senses work, what determines whether we remember or forget someone’s name, why some stuff is easier to learn than other stuff, whether people are more intelligent than animals, how and what babies learn from their caregivers, what we can do to tackle prejudice and stereotypes. In short, if you are curious about how the mind works, then psychology is for you. And psychology offers a number of psychology specific professions to go into. Depending on your interests you may want to go on to become a clinical psychologist, forensic psychologists, health psychologist, occupational psychologist, sports, neuro or educational psychologist, counsellor, researcher or academic. It’s important to check that your degree is accredited by the BPS, the British Psychological Society, because this will enable you to pursue these professional routes. But you are by no means restricted to these paths only. The breadth of psychology as a discipline means you will acquire an unusually broad range of skills, from essay writing and critical evaluation, to experimental design and statistical analysis. This enables our graduates to find employment in a diverse range of sectors with past students going into everything from marketing, to law enforcement, consumer research, human resources, social work, teaching and education, healthcare, advertising and finance. All BPS accredited courses will cover the same core areas of psychology, with different institutions having slightly different emphases. At Cardiff University you will spend your first two years learning about research design and statistics, cognition, perception, animal behaviour, development, neuroscience, social psychology and abnormal psychology. We have a heavy emphasis on practical learning so you will conduct, analyse, and write up your own research throughout the course. If you are on the degree with professional placement you will go on a placement in your third year before returning to your final year. We offer placements covering all areas of psychology with over 150 organisations on our books and opportunities both in the UK and abroad. In the final year you can choose modules depending on your interests. These currently include the following. In addition to studying a selection of modules you will also conduct your own final year research project. While many of our applicants have studied psychology at school, for example as an A-level, this is by no means a requirement and you’ll be at no disadvantage if you haven’t studied it before. Psychology at Cardiff University is taught as a science which is reflected in our entry requirements. What many people are less aware of is that statistics forms a key component of psychology and we therefore set a minimum grade for maths. For more information on our specific entry requirements, please visit our website.

28 thoughts on “Is a Psychology Degree for Me?”

  1. Tejas Pawar says:

    Nice video

  2. Jlewis Media says:

    the sentence when you said "if you wonder………" everything was literally things i think about daily lol

  3. Ravi Prabhakar says:

    And what about masters degree.. I'll be completing my BA PSYCHOLOGY by 2020 and I want to study further in Neuropsychology or forensic psychology… And later a PhD… Well in india you don't find colleges in Neuropsychology to give you up to the mark of education and further scholarships

  4. Reshma Shaikh says:

    I done my b.com...can I do M.A in psychology? Or if I want to become psychiatrist what Qualifications I need?

  5. Vaishali Potdar says:

    I don't have maths as I m PCB 12th student…..can I enter psychologist career…?

  6. RITWICA DAS says:

    I have physics, chemistry, maths and biology in class 11…I don't have psychology but have interest in this subject …can I get chance in any well-known university for psychology degree?

  7. isha pokharel says:

    I am currently studying BBA and i'm thinking to study MBA in finance. But i really want to study psychology. So can i do my MBA in psychology after doing MBA in finance. I know it will be a double masters but anyways.
    I am interested in both fields, i am just confused which field to pursuee my career in.

  8. Priya Mishra says:

    Can i do msc in clinical psychology after bsc nursing

  9. Anna Gavenčiaková says:

    Would these happen to be some of the 150 Companies on your books: Austrian AIES, Slovakian BELLAFASHION s.r.o. – formerly ESET chranena dielna s.r.o. – formerly BTK Unit s.r.o., FireID ltd, ESET s.r.o., Tescos, Kaufland, Natural Health Clinic ltd., Voralberg's Chesa Valisa Natur Hotel GMBH, Pitztal's Bio-Hotel Stillebach GMBH, World Consult a.s., TEGRAT (not Target) a.s. – formerly PRAMACOM – SLOVAKIA a.s. – formerly BEPRO s.r.o., Bio-Chrom s.r.o., SITEM Slovakia s.r.o., Italian S.I.T.E.M. S.P.A. and SIMEST SPA, MJConsult s.r.o., previously also TATRASVIT a.s., presently also ECTOS PHARMA k.s. formerly OPESTRA SLOVAKIA k.s. formerly FLORENTINA s.r.o., EXACT TARGET, PREMIUM FIT, KOVOPROJEKT BIOS, PROBIOS (neuro.ill), MANA SK s.r.o., Barmherzige Bruder, BETON PROJEKT s.r.o., UNIZAM s.r.o. formerly INFORMEDIA s.r.o., TANY s.r.o., LUDVIK STAV s.r.o., LOMI s.r.o., IMOL s.r.o., EURO development s.r.o.? Nice video..

  10. what’s up 124 says:

    Can you do a phsychology course without any science qualifications?

    Edit: the answer is yes. but I think you need to pass atleast your GCSE science .

  11. Ash B says:

    Can I attend the course online?

  12. Toomany. UwUs. says:

    Dr.Phil can def look into our souls

  13. NO TALKING ASMR says:

    I want to help the youth, and curr what's bothering inside of them. I'm talking about the mental heath, is this the course I should take? What probably my opportunity, my job rather after I graduated?

  14. NO TALKING ASMR says:

    I want to help the youth, and curr what's bothering inside of them. I'm talking about the mental heath, is this the course I should take? What probably my opportunity, my job rather after I graduated?

  15. Shaly amilin Amilin says:

    I am a b. com student

  16. Sruti Narasimhan says:

    To study psychology as my major should i be so good at convincing or this is what psychology wil teach me

  17. premalatha r says:

    I am studying maths with cs I don't know biology but I am interested to study psychology so what can I do plz tell what are the subjects important to study the course?

  18. Syeda areej Zahoor says:

    Is psychology a best profession?

  19. Safaya Elaghil says:

    Well done 👏🏻

  20. Alex Yeet says:

    Is it recommendable for someone who wants to be a psychiatrist to take the HUMSS strand instead of STEM?

  21. Rice sayaah says:

    I like psychology but i hate math i was kinda taken a back because i saw statistics in it and a formula.

  22. SQUAD012 says:

    I think i took the wrong course 😔. Is there a possibility of an engineering background student to take psychology as a masters degree ?

  23. wefgwegwe wegweg says:

    depends. many atheists are actually bad readers…
    its not on your face, its written in your eyes

  24. Maria says:

    is it okay if i shift from BS Psychology to BS Nursing?

  25. Andrea C says:

    Finally I found the career for me

  26. Damian Fonville says:

    You don’t want to study psychology, you just need therapy lol

  27. Wilmer Calabaza says:

    whoever r taslks in tjis videov is s gavyy

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