Programmes

Double Bachelor’s in Psychology and Business & Leadership

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Our Double Bachelor’s combines academic excellence with the practical skills that will make you stand out in the workplace of tomorrow. It brings together a Bachelor’s in Psychology designed by the King’s College London (Top 10 UK universities Worldwide) and awarded by the University of London – and a Bachelor’s in Business and leadership from Forward College. Taught by Forward world class faculty on our 3 campuses, this highly demanding programme will position you at the forefront of international undergraduate education.

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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

A BSc in 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.

The building blocks of
the programme

Psychology is the driving science behind most digital applications and generates a growing interest from recruiters. Designed by King’s College, 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.

As with all double bachelor’s programmes, there is an overlap between the two bachelors’: Some courses from the academic Bachelor’s above accounting for 100 ECTS are also validated as part of the Bachelor’s in Business and Leadership.
 
The other part (80 ECTS) gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and equip you with the mindset and skills that fit your career aspirations. Business acumen and leadership develop mainly through guided practice and reflection, not lectures.
 
It consists of 3 blocks: Entrepreneurship & Project Management, personal development, foreign languages and an internship.
 
Entrepreneurship & project management: 3 year-long projects
 

It is time for you to be in the driver’s seat and experiment with entrepreneurship. Each year, 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 a total of three different projects, one project each year. 

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, and impact evaluation.

You can choose three of these entrepreneurship modules (research and consulting are mutually exclusive):

Sustainability and Social Impact Entrepreneurship
This certificate is designed for students who wish to make a difference on issues they care about: climate change, inequalities, refugees, education, racism, gender balance.

Expected working time: approx 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Sustainability and Social Impact Entrepreneurship
Digital entrepreneurship
This certificate is designed for students who wish to venture into creating a digital solution from scratch to explore a social or business opportunity they have identified.

Expected working time: approx. 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Digital entrepreneurship
Research Project
Research is entrepreneurial as it requires courage, creativity, and rigor at the same time. Available in Year 3, you will work individually or in a team in close collaboration with one of our Forward academic Fellows.

Expected working time: approx 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Research Project
Consulting projects with external organisations
Working as a consultant is an opportunity to develop professionally and collaborate with an external organisation on a real life problem. Available in year 3, this project is not compatible with the research project.

Expected working time: approx 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Consulting projects with external organisations

Personal development

Personal development (15 ECTS) 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 will attend the following 9 modules throughout the 3 years

• 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… and sticking to it
• Leadership, ethics and influence
• Prepare masters’ application

The Forward 360 Skills Assessment consolidates feedback from your peers and tutors on 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 your 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.

Personal development
Personal development supports you in growing your social and emotional skills and mindsets for adaptive futures.

Expected working time: 3 to 5 hours/module over 8 weeks
Read more about Forward’s Personal development

Internship

In the third year of your bachelor’s degree, you will do an internship (10 ECTS). 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.

Internship
An internship during college prepares you for the world of work and its challenges.

Expected working time: 6-8 weeks
Read more about Forward’s Internship

Foreign language

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, beginners’ courses will be offered at the start of the year in French. For non-beginners, specific provisions and objectives will be set based on their current levels. Regular feedback sessions to monitor their progresses.

As the Netherlands has among the most proficient English speakers outside English speaking countries, no provisions will be made to teach Dutch to Forward students in year 3.

Foreign language
We encourage students to immerse themselves in the local culture and one of the most important factors is language.

Expected working time: 1h/week (term 1)
Read more about Forward’s Foreign language

In Summary

Scholarship Available

On-campus

3 years

€19,000 (EU)
€21,000 (non EU)

Lisbon (year 1)
Paris (year 2)
Amsterdam (year 3)

English

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