Psychology BSc (Hons) (2+2 programme with Foundation Element)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: C801
  • Year of entry: 2020
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Career prospects

“Psychology opens the door to many careers in an increasing number of areas” (The Times)

A degree from Psychology is valuable in many sectors such as public relations, personnel, advertising, marketing, retail, teaching, social work, finance, politics and sports. Importantly, our degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society annually as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, providing a minimum standard of qualification of Second Class (Honours) is achieved.

A Psychology degree from the University of Liverpool can therefore be the necessary stepping stone towards becoming a professional or chartered psychologist working as a counsellor or as a clinical, occupational or educational psychologist, and large numbers of our graduates have used it as the foundation for further postgraduate research and practice.

Around 60% of our graduates are involved in health related, social, public service, commercial, retail or financial employment within six months following graduation. About 25% of our graduates go on to postgraduate study and training, many within other leading research institutes as well as here at Liverpool.

Recent employers

Companies employing our graduates in recent years include:

  • NHS
  • Business Services Authority
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Camelot Retail Sales
  • Unilever
  • Deloitte Audit
  • Tax and Corporate Finance Services
  • Amazon
  • Local government
  • Department for Education.

Work experience opportunities

We offer our students internships, summer studentships and volunteering opportunities.

Postgraduate opportunities

Students who satisfactorily complete either undergraduate degree may be offered places on one of our postgraduate degrees with the solid career opportunities that they can open up.

Masters programmes include:

  • MSc in Investigative and Forensic Psychology
  • MSc in Research Methods in Psychology
  • MSc in Reading for Life.

Qualifying you for life

A Psychology degree can equip you for any job in which you will have contact with other people. It provides you with a wide range of key academic and transferable skills such as an understanding of how to manage projects, work as a team, think analytically, write cogently and conduct effective research.

Elisabeth Houston
Psychology BSc (Hons)

The Careers & Employability Service at the University has set me up with two voluntary work experience opportunities. They hold CV booster classes and leadership classes where you can get extra qualifications, you just have to meet with an adviser and discuss your options. I’m currently in the process of applying for a postgraduate programme here, and the master’s programmes are possibly some of the best in the country for psychology. Liverpool is definitely somewhere you get a well-rounded degree.