Psychology Plus: Added Value Opportunities


A key element of our psychology degrees is the hands-on experience you will gain throughout your studies.  

Psychology Plus provides you with free opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge base with the aim of giving you a competitive advantage in the graduate jobs market or when applying for further study. 

You will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience at our on campus clinic, complete specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements are a great boost to your CV.

Knowledge (Short Courses)

Psychology Plus

Our diverse range of free short courses are an excellent way to further add to the repertoire of skills you will gain as part of your degree. 

These short courses provide an ideal chance to add another boost to your CV, to support your career progression, and are delivered throughout the year at a time that is most suitable for you.  You can learn more about specific areas of psychology, psychological practice and related disciplines such as counselling.

Experience (Work Placements)


We think work experience is an essential part of your degree, so there are lots of opportunities to experience the world of work. 

We can facilitate work placement opportunities, allowing you the chance to gain practical experience in our very own Psychology and Well-being Clinic, through a research apprentice scheme, or out in the profession.

Recognition (External Certificates)


We offer the opportunity for psychology students to undertake a number of externally badged certificates alongside their studies. 

These industry recognised qualifications are an excellent way of gaining further recognition for the knowledge and skills to complement your studies. What's more, it's another chance to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.




A degree in psychology can take you into a range of interesting careers when you graduate. 

Find out more about the typical careers graduates find themselves in, and how we can support your route into the profession.

Psychology at USW

Why study Psychology? There are many reasons why you should consider undertaking a psychology degree at USW.

Firstly, all of our undergraduate Psychology degrees at the University of South Wales are accredited by the British Psychological Society. 

You’ll be taught by staff at the forefront of their specialist fields and academic staff are heavily involved in research. We have also invested in purpose-built psychology laboratories where you can develop your practical psychology skills.