Psychology with Dr Jon Silas & Dr David Westley

Middlesex University

Join Jon Silas and David Westley as they present the question: Why do we need other people?

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Meet the academic

Dr Jon Silas is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University Psychology department. His interests are in Cognitive Neuroscience – his research uses neuroimaging and stimulation devices to better elucidate the functional role of brain activation in thought, perception, and movement. Jon is co-founder of the Jones, Silas & Ward Laboratory at Middlesex that has secured multiple grants that have funded research programmes aimed at better understanding the brain and cognition. Jon publishes in internationally recognised scientific journals and is committed to public engagement of science through blogs, residencies, and public talks.

2. Our brains and the brains of others


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Course snapshot

The BSc Psychology course at Middlesex University will give you the skills needed to pursue exciting career opportunities, ranging from clinical psychology and forensics to government policy and elite sports coaching. Introducing you to key psychological practices, this psychology degree gives you an expert understanding of everything from cognitive and social psychology to biological and developmental psychology. You’ll also gain an in-depth knowledge of human behaviour, which will open up a wide range of career opportunities and specialist study routes.

The BSc Psychology course at Middlesex University is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you’ll gain Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership once you complete your BSc Psychology. An essential step for qualifying as a psychologist, this course also equips you with a professional skill-set that opens up career doors in areas including health, education, forensics, coaching and business.

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Middlesex University

Middlesex University is located in Hendon, northwest London. The university started life as St Katharine's College - a teacher training college specifically for women, but soon developed into the all inclusive university it is today by 1992. In addition to its London campus, Middlesex boasts campuses in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius. The university has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize three times and has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise twice for its international initiatives.

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