Studying Psychology at Lancaster

Studying Psychology at Lancaster

We're proud of our teaching standards, and the experience our students receive. It is one reason why the employability of our students is high, relative to many other UK courses, and why students express satisfaction with their course.

Our degree is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of second-class honours is achieved.

This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Students majoring in Psychology may be awarded either a BSc Honours or a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Note that these degrees are based on completion of an identical teaching programme and that students themselves choose the title of their degrees.

The department also offers a number of Combined Major degrees, including combinations with:

  • Organisation, Work and Technology
  • Linguistics
  • Biology
  • Criminology
  • Statistics
  • French, German, Italian or Spanish studies

Other combinations are possible and we can discuss these options with you.

We can also advise you on how to organise Combined Major degree so that it is GBC a accredited by the British Psychological Society.

A Lancaster degree comes in two parts:

  • Part 1 (first year studies)
  • Part 2 (second and third year studies)

In Part 1, students majoring in Psychology take two Psychology modules and one in another subject.

In Part 2 (years 2 and 3), Majors concentrate on Psychology, but may take some modules in another subject.

Combined Major students take nearly half their modules in another subject.

What will you do in your first year?

Virtually all students display comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, together with a range of key generic skills

Prof. Christine Howe, Cambridge University, External Examiner for Psychology at Lancaster 2011-2015