Psychology (Single Honours) with Placement Year 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

Studying Psychology involves exploring why humans feel, think and act in the ways that they do. At Keele you will learn about what the latest psychology research, including studies published by our own friendly and approachable staff, tells us about human behaviour.

Single Honours
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4 years

UCAS code: C805

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Course Overview

Psychology (Single Honours) with Placement Year

School link:
School of Psychology

We will show you how to design and conduct your own psychological studies in our well-equipped labs using a range of techniques including interviews, surveys and experiments.

You will be able to take a year out between level 5 and 6, working within an applied psychology setting, such as learning difficulties, adult mental health or a research environment, allowing you to apply your psychological knowledge in a practical setting relevant to developing a professional psychology career.

The Keele Psychology with Placement Year course offers a personalised learning experience, is taught by research active staff and offers high levels of student satisfaction.

Please view our Psychology Undergraduate 2018 brochure‌.

What will this mean for my future?

The placement year will enable you to develop your CV writing and interview skills and work as a trainee psychologist gaining “on the job” experience away from university.

These experiences will greatly enhance your employability prospects along with the course being accredited by the British Psychological Society. You could take up any number of interesting careers in psychology such as working as a neuropsychologist, forensic, educational or sports psychologist.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Individuals and Society
  • Research Methods
  • Natural, Unnatural, Supernatural: the Psychology of Unusual Phenomena
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology


Second year

  • Development and Social Psychology
  • Survey and Qualitative Methods
  • Biological Psychology, Perception and Cognition
  • Cognitive and Biological Research Methods
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology in the Modern World


Third year

  • Applied psychology placement


Fourth year

  • Psychology Project
  • Key Readings in Cognitive Psychology
  • Culture and Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology