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Psychology Undergraduate Degrees

As the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, Psychology allows us to continually push at the boundaries of understanding how humans behave, and to carry out research that impacts on society, enabling us to help people. 

Single Honours Degrees

All of our single honours degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Association.

Psychology Employability Programme

We will encourage you to apply for placements on this scheme. You can gain relevant work experience by taking up work placements alongside your studies.

Some placements will involve working in the community with charities and organisations that support vulnerable individuals. Others will give you the chance to work as a research assistant alongside expert researchers in the psychology labs.

These roles are part-time and fit around your studies. This means that you can apply for more than one placement in each year of your degree. By taking on different roles, you will get a sense of how your future might look. Each position will provide you with experience and skills that are valuable to both psychology careers and broader graduate-level occupations.

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A student on a study abroad scheme

Your global experience

With our Study Abroad schemes, you can spend one year of your course at a foreign University studying for your degree.

We will help you throughout the whole application process - discussing potential destinations and modules that you could study while abroad. There are different travel options that can allow you to go on a Study Abroad programme, go on a short vacation programme, or travel within student societies.

We also lead trips each year to many different destinations, including Germany, Belgium, France, India, China or Malaysia.

The place to be involved

Your future is important to us. The Belong, Engage, Employ (BEE) programme offers a range of activities designed to help you engage with opportunities outside of core teaching and enhance your employability when you leave us. Creating a sense of community is a vital part of the programme.

Careers Cafes

Regular drop-ins where you can seek expert guidance on matters such as work experience, postgraduate study, making career decisions, CVs/cover letters and job applications. 

Brain Food

These are monthly sessions that tackle a range of issues such as coping with exam stress, building confidence and resilience, and balancing work and study. These sessions are informal, relaxed and involve free pizza!

Psychology Alumni Evening

An annual event in which our past students return to talk about their career progression. The evening is an excellent opportunity for informal networking, and to hear first hand about how other students have advanced their careers. 

Psychology Connect

This scheme offers single day placements for those who can’t commit to undertaking unpaid voluntary work. It’s an excellent opportunity to see how your degree can be applied while expanding your network.