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BSc (Hons)


3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

Psychology sheds light on how people act, react, and interact. Learn about how the human mind works by studying our psychology degree.

Why study with us

  • Our Psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society. Offering Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • Benefit from our focus on hands-on experiments and research. You'll have access to over 30 state-of-the-art laboratories and get the chance to undertake research in various settings.
  • Our flexible degree routes enable you to change your psychology university award. So you can adapt as your interests, expertise and career aspirations develop.

A day on Preston Campus

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Student and tutor using equipment in our Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Student and tutor using equipment in our Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

What you'll do

  • In your second year, you can focus on two specialist areas of the subject, most of which reflect professional chartered routes. These include Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Neuropsychology.
  • You’ll make the most of exceptional psychology facilities. Including our child observation suite, developmental cognitive neuroscience lab and brain imaging lab.
  • You can choose to take a sandwich year. Where you'll study at one of our partner universities abroad or work on placement. These opportunities help you develop workplace skills and experience.
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What our psychology students say

The experience has completely changed my life. I loved my degree so much I found my passion, and my experience of teaching and research has become my dream job.
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Claire Roper
BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate


During Year 1 of this course at Preston Campus, your in-person teaching days will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you're studying at our Burnley Campus, your in-person teaching days will be Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Staff Spotlight – Carolina Campodonico

“I mostly teach clinical psychology on the BSc Psychology, the MSc in Clinical Psychology and the TAPP Course. Apart from teaching, I supervise students’ placements and final year projects and I am the first-year tutor for three BSc courses.

When students get excited about something I am teaching, and they start discussing the topic with me or between them, or when they stop to have a chat with me at the end of a lecture, that’s the best part of my job”

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Future careers in Psychology

Our BSc Psychology degree programme not only paves the way for a career in Psychology. It can also open doors to any sector that values an understanding of human behaviour and emotion. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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