King George V College


Psychology is a fascinating and lively subject which uses scientific methods to study human behaviour and thinking. Combining research, literacy, statistical analysis and critical evaluation skills, it’s a great launch-pad for a whole range of related science degrees, including forensics, criminology and occupational therapy. At KGV, you will have the opportunity to study forensic psychology and focus on different ways of profiling a criminal, and reasons why people turn to crime.

What could possibly be a more interesting career than the study of the criminal mind! At present we have several high performing psychology students who are going on to study degrees in forensic psychology and criminology. Many have been inspired by the forensic and mental health aspects of the course, and intend to pursue this to develop careers as forensic and clinical psychologists. In 2016, leavers went on to study psychology at Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester Universities!


We organise a range of exciting trips and visits for psychology students here at KGV! This year, the psychology department visited Berlin for 4 days where students focused on themes of prejudice, conformity and obedience. In January 2016, the department visited Vienna where students had the opportunity to visit the famous Freud museum and Narrenturn, one of the oldest mental institutes in Europe! In addition to this, we organise an annual visit to Chester Zoo, where students partake in seminars on evolutionary psychology, and the Criminology conference in Manchester.


We have 2 dedicated psychology classrooms with a range of resources including an extensive in-class library.

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