Psychology Courses in the UK

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology studies the human mind and behaviour and seeks to understand and explain thought and emotion. Most Psychology programmes seek to give the student a broad background in practical applications, experimental methodology, information technology and theory construction. Psychology modules include research, statistical methods and brain behaviour, as well as looking at different branches of psychology such as criminal, educational, applied, law, management and forensic.

There are two different types of undergraduate Psychology degree; the Bachelor of Arts which focuses on liberal arts and education, and Bachelor of Science which looks at science and mathematics.

Careers in Psychology

Psychology graduates move into a wide variety of public and private sector roles including human resources, social work, mental health care, psychotherapy, advertising, marketing and teaching.

  • Average starting professional salary: £19,048
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £16,000

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Psychology Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
 

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Psychology in the UK?

To learn more about the best Psychology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Psychology universities in the Guardian University Guide 2021 below:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. King's College London
  3. University of St Andrews
  4. University of Bath
  5. University of Oxford
  6. University College London
  7. University of Cumbria
  8. University of Chichester
  9. University of York
  10. Cardiff University

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