Our Psychology portfolio at UWTSD offers learners a high quality and supportive learning experience, focused around a commitment to excellent teaching, a passion for research, and the development of employability and wider life skills.
Our psychology degree programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society, delivered by highly qualified Psychology lecturers in a supportive environment and offering opportunities for further professional training in psychology.
Studying psychology at UWTSD is not simply about learning facts and figures, it is about thinking critically about the world in which we live, questioning our own assumptions and biases, and exploring these issues through psychological enquiry. Offering courses across our two distinct campus locations in Swansea and Carmarthen, students can choose from a range of programmes that match their career aspirations.
We also offer a unique opportunity to study for a degree programme in mental health through flexible weekend and evening delivery as well as postgraduate study through our MSc in Applied Social & Health Psychology.
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The research profile of the School has grown from strength to strength in recent years. This research activity will continue to have direct benefit for students on the Psychology programmes as they are able to benefit from research informed lectures and seminars. Students across all years have the opportunity to become actively involved in research both as participants and as researchers within the School. The School’s main research expertise is focused in four main areas, namely:
Many of our recent successes have been achieved through combining existing individual areas of research expertise within the team in novel ways in order to tackle important research areas of relevance to today’s political and social world, and many of these successes have involved our own students. This innovative approach, coupled with the maintenance of existing successful external collaborative links, has put the School into a strong position from which to build an increasingly exciting research culture over the next five years.
The School, across all campuses, offers a combination of diverse student population and an experienced, research-active lecturing team, creating a stimulating learning environment that enhances students’ enjoyment of the course. The dedicated psychology facilities and positive atmosphere create an exciting learning experience for students that is enhanced by having a team of lecturers working closely together, as well as with students themselves. Teaching and learning for students is focused around:
92% of UWTSD students at the School of Psychology were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating.
The School considers employability to be a key aim within its programme delivery.
The structure, nature and content of the programmes offered within the School allow our students to develop strong analytical and transferable skills welcomed by many sectors including Education, Social Care, Nursing and allied professions, Business and Human Resources. The programmes provide students with a strong set of critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to many other transferable skills considered desirable by many employers and post-graduate courses.