The Degree in Psychology is framed within the branch of knowledge of Health Sciences. By conceiving health, in a positive sense, as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO definition), the overall goal of this degree is to train professionals who are specialized in analysing, understanding and explaining human behaviour. These professionals will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to examine, evaluate and operate in the diverse contexts, personal and/or social, of the human the lifecycle, in line with established ethical values and the Psychologist's Code of Ethics.
In addition, Psychology is a basic and applied science. As a basic science, it involves the scientific analysis of human activity, applying rigorous research methodology to obtain valid, verifiable and scientifically sound results that describing and explaining all aspects of human behaviour, studying basic psychological, psychobiological and psychosocial processes, as well as personality, in both healthy and pathological circumstances. As an applied science, Psychology use this knowledge to design and test interventions in the fields of health, education, social sciences, and occupational and organizational psychology, as well as in new emerging fields such as community psychology, cognitive science, neuropsychology, sports psychology, legal and forensic psychology, psychogerontology, traffic psychology and road safety, disaster and emergency management, addictions, substance abuse, advertising, marketing, etc.
A degree in Psychology qualifies graduates to practice professionally as psychologists in the fields of health, education, social sciences and organizational management. Likewise, this title gives access to Master's degrees Research in Psychology; Prevention of Occupational Risks; Methodology of Behavioural and Health Sciences; Psychology of Social Intervention; Compulsory Teacher Training for Secondary and Baccalaureate Education, Vocational Training and Languages); and Doctorate programmes (see Official University Master's Degrees and PhD Programmes at the UNED).