Psychology

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Psychology is the scientific study of mental life and human behaviour. It explains how we think, feel and act, both individually and as part of a social group.

The study of psychology is based on scientific principles and involves a range of research methods. This includes experiments, brain imaging, interviews, case studies and observations.

You’ll develop analytical skills such as statistical techniques and in-depth qualitative methods to explain or predict behaviour. We offer distinctive topics that are not always found in undergraduate psychology degrees. These include social action and change, cyberpsychology and neuroeconomics.

The innovative research of our academic staff informs our teaching. This provides you with exposure to an active research environment.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in clinical, health, social, developmental, and cognitive psychology. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

The Department of Psychology is located in a brand new £30 million building. You’ll be able to use the dedicated space for your seminars, group meetings and computer work.

There are two floors of advanced psychology research space. This includes:

  • an electroencephalogram (EEG) scanner
  • a virtual reality lab with motion sensor cameras
  • rooms for observation, interview and focus group research
  • a biopsychology suite with two-way mirror
  • eye-tracking equipped computers
  • sensory and pain research suite
  • crossmodal laboratory including a soundproof room

Graduate employability

A psychology degree prepares you for clinical, counselling, health, educational, market research and occupational roles. It is also valued in communications, management, police work and social research careers.

Recruiters include:

  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • The Priory
  • Think Action

Much professional work in psychology requires further specialist training. Over half of our graduates go on to specialist graduate training in psychology.

Find out what our graduates go on to do.

“I’ve learnt so much and it has really helped guide me where I want to go after my degree.”
Nadia Craddock

BSc Psychology (2014)