Psychology is the driving science behind most digital applications and generates a growing interest from recruiters. Designed by King’s College London, this degree will provide you with a contemporary approach to the study of the human mind. You will gain a thorough understanding of human behaviour and learn to apply psychological science to a variety of contemporary and social challenges. There is an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistical analysis with content enriched by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Bachelor’s+ in Psychology
This Bachelor’s+ in Psychology combines a Bachelor’s in Psychology – designed by King’s College London and accredited by the University of London – and entrepreneurship certificates that will help you stand out in your masters’ applications and job interviews.
Drawing inspiration from the “Oxbridge” tutorial system, Forward College tuition programme includes:
- 100% small group teaching
- Weekly one-on-one tutoring for individualised feedback and guidance
- Frequent evaluations to track your progress throughout the year and ensure your success at the final exams
- Induction programme where you will better understand your learning style and adopt the most relevant learning methods for you
In this programme, you will:
- Apply a critical understanding of essential concepts, principles and research in psychology,
and critically evaluate the results, in the context of loosely defined scenarios, using structured
arguments based in empirical evidence
- Solve complex real-life problems through a dedicated project in teams
- Develop skills that are highly in demand among recruiters such as teamwork, digital skills, communication or creativity
- Gain a better understanding of your personal strengths, development needs and aspirations
The Bachelor’s+ pathway will offer graduates an enhanced programme combining solid academic expertise with practical experience. This path will favour their access to top masters in management as they will already display significant exposure to project management, digital skills and soft skills development that are in high demand among recruiters.
Psychology opens up opportunities to careers in a range of sectors such as education, healthcare, industry, and the legal system. Your degree could be a first step to becoming a clinical, health, counselling, forensic or organisational psychologist. Studies in the behavioural sciences are increasingly leading to more innovative roles with social impact, e.g. contributing to the design of interventions across health, personal finances and education, in addition to policy making to improve public services.
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It is time for you to be in the driver’s seat and experiment with entrepreneurship. You will work in teams on a problem or an opportunity of your choice with the support of a dedicated Forward Leadership Fellow who will guide you and teach you the necessary methodologies and techniques so that you progress step by step towards making an impact. You will carry out your project mostly in year 2 while getting prepared in year 1 with a first opportunity to develop your project management skills.
As part of your Bachelor’s+ you will have to choose one of the following certificates. Students who wish to apply to a Master’s in Economics will be encouraged to select the research project.
Along the way, you will not only make a concrete difference; you will gain highly valuable skills for your future career such as design thinking, SCRUM, research methods, interviewing, surveying, data analysis, project management, performance management, teamwork, or impact evaluation.
You can choose one of these three entrepreneurship certificates:
Personal development supports you in growing your social and emotional skills and mindsets for adaptive futures. Students develop high self-awareness and resilience, cultural competency, and an approach to leadership that is impact-oriented, practical, empathetic, and collaborative.
Students select 3 modules among the following ones:
• Manage my own balance (time management, getting organised and other student skills)
• Manage tensions and conflicts (interpersonal, in teams and in communities)
• Decipher and manage my emotions (motivation, energy levels, anxiety and stress…)
• Networking and building trust
• Impactful communication
• Decipher and respond to others’ emotions
• Making the right decision making… and stick to it
• Leadership, ethics and influence
• Prepare masters’ application
The Forward 360 Skills Assessment consolidates feedback from your peers and tutors on your four core categories of skills: cognitive, social, emotional and practical.
This tool allows students to assess their progress and, with the guidance of personal coaches, set their goals and aspirations for the coming year.
This assessment provides Forward Graduates with a Skills Map that supports their applications for master programmes and career options.
The Digital Bootcamp is designed to get you up to speed with everything you need to know to successfully design and launch an app. It will offer you insight into the bigger picture of the Digital Entrepreneurship Certificate, as well as what you’ll be able to achieve during the year.
The six-week Bootcamp will be organised around workshops and case studies that address creativity, project management, app development, strategy & implementation, and business fundamentals.
In the third year of your bachelor’s degree, you will do an internship. An internship gives you the best opportunities to gain valuable work experience, whilst also exploring and testing a career path. Students who accomplish their research or consulting project with an external organisation will ipso facto validate their internship.
As part of their learning expedition, we encourage students to immerse themselves in the local culture. In the quest for cultural immersion, one of the most important factors is the language. Passing this course equates to 7 ECTS.
As most students are beginners in Portuguese, you will attend weekly classes throughout the year.
In Paris and Berlin, beginners’ courses will be offered at the start of the year in French and German respectively. For non-beginners, specific provisions and objectives will be set based on their current levels. Regular feedback sessions to monitor their progresses will be provided.