Gain a solid grounding across the discipline with a focus on biological, clinical, cognitive, health and social psychology.
This course offers the rigour of a science degree, with insights into every aspect of psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society.
In Year 1 you will gain an understanding of basic concepts, methods and theories in psychology. In Year 2 you will cover the core areas of psychology and be introduced to research methods and project work. You will be trained in experimental methods, questionnaire research and qualitative analysis.
Optional units enable you to study topics that are not always found in psychology degrees. These include health psychology and clinical psychopathology, as well as units from other subjects.
In your final year, you’ll complete a research project and select optional units relating to the current research interests of academic staff.
The undergraduate masters (MSci) equips you with the practical and analytical skills to conduct independent research. This can focus on an area that interests you. This advanced qualification puts you ahead of other holders of bachelors' degrees in the job market. You will be well prepared for further study.
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.
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
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.
- NHS Foundation Trust
- Foresight Factory
- Department for International Development
- University College London
- Solent Mind
- Beauregard Retirement Home
- Teach First
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.