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Undergraduate

The School of Psychology’s unique approach to teaching means you will be studying with internationally-renowned researchers who are experts in their field. That means you will be hands-on from day one, using scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.

Programmes

About our undergraduate programmes

In your first year, you will cover the British Psychological Society’s core areas of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology and mental health and clinical psychology, and the applied psychology disciplines such as forensic and investigative studies.

By the end of the second year, you will have finished all of your compulsory BPS modules so, in your final year, you can focus on your research project and advanced specialisms.

Your undergraduate course will also include a large number of optional modules. These could range from studies into appetite, obesity and mental health, to addiction and perception. We are also developing an employability and placement module, ensuring you are industry-ready and as prepared as you can be for your future career.

Our research has led to junk food advertising being banned from children’s television in the UK, and informs national and international Counter Terrorism interview training. We are involved in designing evaluation to support disaster response in the UK and Europe,  and are developing a tool for prioritising resources in the investigation of child sex offenders. Our Institute of Psychology, Health and Society has been involved in mental health research which aims to reduce gaps in treatment in countries around the world.

Our subject areas, and our teaching and research, are designed to be relevant in society. During your time on campus you will be involved with a large number of staff – teaching here is all about teamwork. That means different areas of expertise and a different style of working. You will learn more, be exposed to different views, and get more choice in your learning.

There is also an opportunity to get involved in an internship scheme between the second and third years of your course, where you will work on applied projects in the real world, or you could choose a to study overseas. Current exchanges exist in Italy, Canada, Australia and China. We even offer an integrated Masters in Psychology Science four-year course, MPsycholSci, which is accessible to students in our other two undergraduate programmes.