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Philosophy and Psychology

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Philosophy and Psychology. For the Philosophy element of the course, you will explore central themes such as moral philosophy,
epistemology and political philosophy, considering key philosophical
problems and the various solutions proposed. You’ll learn about past
and present approaches to philosophy, especially where associated with
particular movements and methodologies. You’ll enhance your logical
and critical thinking skills, developing the use of sound arguments while
detecting fallacies and other argumentative weaknesses.

Keele has a
thriving student led Philosophy Society, and the programme engages
widely with other universities, especially through its Royal Institute of
Philosophy lecture series. This course provides a superb grounding in understanding the way
people think and approach problems, which is why philosophy has one
of the best records for graduate employment among non-vocational
degrees. You will possess highly developed skills in critical thinking and
exploring multiple approaches to problem solving, both of which are
highly prized by employers.

You could pursue a huge range of careers,
or continue to further study. You might go into education, the law,
finance, government, publishing, the media or the arts, or information
management, for example. For the Psychology element of the course, you will be taught by staff who are actively engaged in research with
specialisms in social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition
and neuropsychology, biological psychology health and wellbeing and a
range of applied areas. The emphasis of the course is on understanding
how psychology impacts on everyday life; from developing a sense of
self and negotiating personal relationships to influencing judgments
about matters of global significance, such as climate change.

At Keele we aim to produce psychology graduates who are ready to
use their psychology skills and knowledge to make a real difference. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Studying Psychology at Keele is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and
a requirement for further study and training for a career in psychology.
You could take up any number of very interesting careers in psychology,
perhaps working as a neuropsychologist or as a clinical, counselling,
educational, forensic, occupational or sports psychologist. Whatever
path you choose in your working life, the Keele Psychology degree aims
to develop a psychological perspective on human behaviour which is
valued in a huge range of careers.

Many of our graduates choose to pursue exciting careers beyond
psychology, including in education, health, social care, management,
marketing and many more.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...

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