Undergraduate Psychology Degrees

On our psychology degrees, you'll learn why people act the way they do. You'll understand why people feel what they feel and you'll apply scientific knowledge of the mind to recognise people's behaviour.

Studying psychology is an invitation to look into the essence of what makes us all tick. It gives you the perfect foundation for working with others in the future.

You'll work with different technologies to solve problems and use your initiative. Your home will be our £30 million dedicated Science Centre. Here you'll have specialist psychology labs, counselling suites and a £1 million biomechanics lab.

You'll learn from people recognised for giving outstanding levels of student satisfaction and our degrees achieve scores of over 90% in the National Student Survey.

Plus, the British Psychological Society (BPS), accredits all our undergraduate psychology degrees. This confers eligibility for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership, which means you'll have taken your first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

Courses

What our staff and students say

The facilities are impeccable and the teaching is outstanding. The whole team strive to make the content interesting and relevant to the current world of psychology. The lecturers are knowledgeable and so passionate about their topics and subject areas which really enriches the learning experience.

Megan Smith - Psychology & Child Development

I loved every minute of the course. One area of assessment was to do a PowerPoint presentation and teach the rest of the group about a long term condition and that's when I knew that teaching psychology was for me.

Victoria Fern - Psychology & Counselling

If you want to study well-planned, challenging and fascinating courses, in a friendly supportive environment you can't do better. Students have a great experience here, and our results speak for themselves.

Judy David - Academic Group Leader for Undergraduate Psychology

Facilities

You'll have access to first-class learning and world of work facilities, including our specialist Psychology Laboratories, Counselling Suite and £1 million Biomechanics Laboratory located in the University's £30 million Science Centre.

Science Centre

The Psychology Department is housed in the £30 million Science Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, containing Psychology laboratories with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.


Facilities

We have a dedicated Cognitive Testing suite of cubicles containing eye-tracking equipment which students use during taught sessions and for their research projects.


Testing and Research

We also have a dedicated Psychology Human Sciences Suite, perfect for conducting biological psychology studies, including using EEG, cardiovascular measurements and clinical biochemistry equipment to measure blood pressure, glucose levels and more.


Suites

Our Counselling Suites are dedicated rooms perfect for practising your counselling skills or conducting interviews with research participants.The counselling sessions can be recorded and opened up for a wider audience to view.


Labs

Our suite of purpose-built laboratories are all linked via digital communication panels for remote data acquisition and observation. Our labs include an EEG laboratory, pain laboratory, cardiovascular laboratory and clinical biochemistry laboratory.


Observation and Cognitive Suite

The observation laboratory is a large room setup with digital video cameras and microphones and is used to carry out research on focus groups, interviews, behavioural observations and presentations. The cognitive suite of laboratories is a purpose-built set of five individual testing rooms linked to a central control room and houses two eye-trackers.


Take a 360 look at our Psychology Facilities

Careers

Graduates find themselves in the perfect place to take their study further. Health psychology, applied research, counselling and clinical psychology, are among the study opportunities.

But further study isn't the only option. Graduates also start careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing and caring professions
  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Event management

We prepare you for the world of work. All our degrees combine academic study with lots of practical learning. You'll also enjoy the benefit of our partners we work with. These include; Stoke City FC, Medical Research Council, NHS, and the English Cricket Board.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Guidance Professional
  • Counselling Psychology

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be a broader experience. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

Our Research Assistantship module gives our students the chance to get hands-on experience. You'll conduct real research with a member of staff. Projects this year have included:

  • Research into false confessions
  • Facial recognition
  • How to reduce sugar intake by children and adults.

Work Experience Opportunities:

We have scheduled classes to help you prepare for your future in work or further study. We host regular careers events, including an annual Psychology Careers Fair. Here you can discuss your career options with national employers, companies and charities.