School of Social Sciences’ unique new course accredited by the British Psychological Society
21 October 2014
A new addition to the School's suite of Undergraduate programmes - the BSc in Human and Social Sciences – has received accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
BPS accreditation will be hugely valuable to students as it provides a solid starting point for a career in psychology. Graduates awarded 2:2 or higher at the end of their studies, and who have passed their dissertation, will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS.
Completing a BPS accredited degree is the first step towards a career as a professional psychologist so this will be a welcome boost to student employability. Eligibility for BPS membership enables graduates to undertake further study or training at postgraduate level towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Postgraduate study and supervised training, normally lasting a further three years, are required in order to obtain employment as a professional psychologist.
Dr Raya Jones, School of Social Sciences, says: "The title of Chartered Psychologist is the benchmark of professional recognition for psychologists. If students hope to continue to study psychology after their degree then we would recommend that they choose an accredited course. We're absolutely thrilled that we'll be able to support our students in achieving this by offering a BPS accredited programme"
The British Psychological Society is a professional body, which represents psychology and psychologists in the UK. The School of Social Sciences has offered a BPS accredited pathway within BA Education for almost 40 years and within BSc Social Science for ten years.