Undergraduate courses in Psychology

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8th for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2025 - Psychology

8th for Academic Support, 5th Assessment & Feedback

National Student Survey 2024 - Psychology

£30m Science Centre

With specialist labs where you can delve into areas of biology, biomedicine, psychology and more

Become part of the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and ground-breaking researchers with a psychology degree from Staffordshire University.

If you’re fascinated by human behaviour and want to understand what makes people tick, psychology is an excellent degree choice for you.

Psychology can be applied to nearly every facet of our daily life, from the decisions we make, to how we respond to our environment and those around us.

At Staffordshire University, our psychology courses emphasise the application of psychological knowledge to everyday life. And through simulation and immersive technologies, our students experience hands-on learning in a controlled environment. It's factors like these that helped us rank 11th for learning opportunities in Psychology in the National Student Survey 2024.

And our teaching team ranked 8th for academic support and 5th assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey 2024 so you can be confident you're learning from the best. 


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Forensic and Criminological Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Psychology and Child Development BSc (Hons)

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Psychology and Counselling BSc (Hons)

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If you're passionate about wanting to help and understand people, Staffordshire University is the place to be.
Andrew Keating

Psychology graduate



NSS shows positive improvement in teaching

Teaching provision has improved across the University’s extensive course portfolio in this year’s National Student Survey results.

Research spotlight: Grandparent Special Guardians’ lived experiences

A study to develop further insights into the experiences of grandparents taking on the role of Special Guardianship and the subsequent impact on relationships within the family.

Research spotlight: Support priorities of older carers

A study by Dr Daniel Herron and Dr Jessica Runacres to understand the support priorities of older (65+ years old) carers of people living with dementia.

Research spotlight: The effects of body positive quotes

Research by PhD researcher Jenna Taylor, Dr Sarah Rose and Dr Alison Owen into the effects of viewing body positive quotes on body satisfaction, appreciation and self-objectification.

Research spotlight: Relative age and psychosocial development

A systematic review into the impact of relative age effects on psychosocial development by Dr Sarah Rose and Dr Claire Barlow.

Research spotlight: Vegan Mothers

A study by Eliza Jones and Dr Amy Burton exploring vegan mothers’ experiences of making food choices for infants and young children.
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Subjects ranked in Top Ten in Guardian University Guide 2024

Staffordshire University has seen nine of its subject areas ranked in the Top 10 of the Guardian University Guide 2024.
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How our female athletes feel forced to choose between a ‘strong’ or ‘feminine’ look

Dr Alison Owen, Lecturer in Health Psychology, writes for The Conversation

Student showcase GradEX23 attracts more than 200 industry professionals

Staffordshire University’s industry pioneers got to show off their final year projects last week at the GradEX23 showcase.

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in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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QS Star Ratings 2021