Department of Psychology | BA Philosophy and Psychology (with Year Abroad) 48 months Undergraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Psychology | BA Philosophy and Psychology (with Year Abroad)

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Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

Scholarship

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Main Subject Area

PsychologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Philosophy & Psychology (with Year Abroad) at Durham University

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Gain an understanding of what it is to be human by studying profound questions concerning human psychology and the nature of the human mind.


Studying BA Philosophy & Psychology allows you to confront and study profound questions concerning human psychology and the nature of the human mind. There are numerous areas of overlap making these subjects particularly suitable to study alongside each other.


Within Philosophy you will confront questions such as ‘What does a flourishing human life look like?’ Embarking on this subject will equip you with the skills needed to think carefully and deeply about what matters in a good life and how individual happiness is related to Friendships, Relationships, Family, Society, the Political System and Culture.


The Psychology element is designed to give you an understanding of the mind and behaviour in humans and non-human animals. You will get the chance to study people in terms of their internal mental processes, the biological mechanisms that underlie their behaviour and the social and developmental context in which they act.


You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad  to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


Philosophy is a new subject for many students, so in your first year you will follow a range of introductory courses, introducing the fundamental philosophical subject areas. You will also take a comparable number of introductory modules in Psychology.


In your second year, you will further increase your knowledge by taking compulsory modules in Philosophy and Psychology.


The third year includes a dissertation that allows a deep, independently driven, exploration of a topic of your choice.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law, and speech and language therapy.


Philosophical training will equip you with a range of theoretical and transferable skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, project management, presenting and researching, that will be of value to employers across a range of industries.


Our graduates work in a vast range of employment sectors worldwide, including law, the Civil Service and politics, management, public relations, teaching, journalism, media and publishing, marketing, retail and business, IT and financial services. Examples of recent employers include Penguin, Random House Publishing, Save the Children, Amnesty International and The Guardian.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Philosophy & Psychology (with Year Abroad) at Durham University

[email protected]


Gain an understanding of what it is to be human by studying profound questions concerning human psychology and the nature of the human mind.


Studying BA Philosophy & Psychology allows you to confront and study profound questions concerning human psychology and the nature of the human mind. There are numerous areas of overlap making these subjects particularly suitable to study alongside each other.


Within Philosophy you will confront questions such as ‘What does a flourishing human life look like?’ Embarking on this subject will equip you with the skills needed to think carefully and deeply about what matters in a good life and how individual happiness is related to Friendships, Relationships, Family, Society, the Political System and Culture.


The Psychology element is designed to give you an understanding of the mind and behaviour in humans and non-human animals. You will get the chance to study people in terms of their internal mental processes, the biological mechanisms that underlie their behaviour and the social and developmental context in which they act.


You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad  to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


Philosophy is a new subject for many students, so in your first year you will follow a range of introductory courses, introducing the fundamental philosophical subject areas. You will also take a comparable number of introductory modules in Psychology.


In your second year, you will further increase your knowledge by taking compulsory modules in Philosophy and Psychology.


The third year includes a dissertation that allows a deep, independently driven, exploration of a topic of your choice.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law, and speech and language therapy.


Philosophical training will equip you with a range of theoretical and transferable skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, project management, presenting and researching, that will be of value to employers across a range of industries.


Our graduates work in a vast range of employment sectors worldwide, including law, the Civil Service and politics, management, public relations, teaching, journalism, media and publishing, marketing, retail and business, IT and financial services. Examples of recent employers include Penguin, Random House Publishing, Save the Children, Amnesty International and The Guardian.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

-
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Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

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  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

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