The Single Honours BSc (Hons) Psychology degree programme at the University of Wales, Newport has been successfully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
BPS accreditation is a huge step forward and is a mark of quality that employers understand and value. For students that choose Psychology at Newport it keeps open the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities for them when they graduate.
The accreditation also means students are graduating with eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society, with the Graduate Basis for Registration – which is very important for those students who wish to go on to postgraduate study and careers in particular fields of psychology, including: clinical, educational, health, forensic, sport and exercise, occupational, and counselling psychology.
Dr Phillip Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Newport, said: “The Psychology team at Newport has undergone extensive expansion in recent years, with each lecturer specialising in at least one core area of the BPS accredited curriculum. This is also reflected in research and academic activity, with the lecturing team being active in research in national and international arenas. This was key to achieving the BPS accreditation for Newport.”
“We are delighted to have achieved the accreditation, as are our first and second year students, who will benefit from even greater opportunities after graduating from a first class course.”
Psychology student Abbie Viveash added: “This is fantastic news for me and my fellow students. We are guaranteed first class lectures from first class tutors on a first class degree – which will hopefully lead to a first class pass!”
For more information on the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree programme or any of the Joint Psychology programmes on offer at Newport, please visit http://www.newport.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/Pages/Psychology.aspx