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Pursue a career you’re passionate about with our Psychology programmes. Over 750,000 people in the UK currently work in a career which involves psychology as part of their role, and psychology graduates are highly regarded by employers in many different industries due to the transferable nature of the skills learnt on the degree. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses. With our employability focus and practical teaching methods, you will learn the skills and gain the qualifications you need to set yourself up for success.

Our postgraduate professional development module and work-based learning in Year 3 for undergraduates will enhance your future career prospects..

Learn practical Psychology principles in our lab at our Leeds and London Bloomsbury Campuses, equipped with experiment cubicles, an observation suite and VR equipment, or by using state-of-the-art software for online students.

Our research-active lecturers have significant professional experience, and you will have the opportunity to get to know their specialisms and unique journeys through the field of Psychology.

Undergraduate Psychology

For those looking to take their first steps into a psychology-related career, our 3 year BSc (Hons) Psychology will equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace.

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Postgraduate Psychology

If you’re looking to move into the field of psychology and already have an undergraduate degree in another subject, our Master’s in Psychology Conversion course will provide you with the critical psychological skills and knowledge you need to take your career to the next level.

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Why study Psychology with 52avav

  • Award-winning Employability support: Our dedicated Employability Service will help with work experience and volunteering opportunities, CV and application support, skills development and more.
  • Flexible study options: We understand that fitting in study around your life can be challenging, that’s why we offer flexible study options. See course pages for details.
  • Psychology Lab: Benefit from our brand new Psychology Lab, equipped with experiment cubicles, an observation suite and VR equipment. .
  • Practical learning: We keep our class sizes small so we can personalise teaching to your unique career goals.
  • Launch your career: Kick start your career in the fulfilling and fascinating field of Psychology.
  • BPS accreditation: Our online MSc Psychology (Conversion) is BPS accredited. Our on-campus Master's and BSc (Hons) Psychology courses are pending accreditation.


In order to become a psychologist you will need to complete a relevant undergraduate degree, such as our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, and a postgraduate qualification, as well as gaining graduate membership of the .

If you already have an undergraduate degree in a different subject you can complete a conversion course such as our MSc Psychology (Conversion) which provides an introduction to psychological skills and concepts and will prepare you for further study.

Your journey to Psychology can be as unique as you are. Let us help guide you to your new career.

Courses accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) gain you Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which enables you to progress towards a career as a Chartered Psychologist. It is a widely recognised and valued mark of quality by employers, however it is not essential if you do not wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist. 

Our online MSc Psychology (Conversion) is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Our on-campus Master's and our BSc (Hons) Psychology courses are pending accreditation and we are working closely with the BPS in the final stages of the process. 

Psychology is a hugely varied field and there are many different psychology career pathways you can choose to specialise in following completion of one of our Psychology courses. Many of these will involve further study. Areas include Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, Occupational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, as well as teaching or further research.

Studying a psychology course will allow you to gain core knowledge and understanding of key psychological theories and how they can be applied in everyday life as well as in a professional setting.
You will build your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, empathy, self-evaluation, and self-confidence - all of which are valuable skills that will help you excel in a work environment as well as in future studies.

Yes. We understand that studying at university is a challenging financial commitment. That’s why we have over £3 million available in our scholarship fund to help you achieve your ambitions. Find out more on our Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Standard entry onto our course requires A Level: BBC, BTEC: DMM, UCAS Tariff Points: 112

GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Maths, or equivalent.

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In order to be accepted on our postgraduate course you will need an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent).

Undergraduate Psychology degrees accredited by the BPS cannot be accepted for this programme.

An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

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It is common for a psychology degree to be combined with other subjects. For example, we bring our law and psychology degree together with optional law modules – such as Mental Health Law – in our BSc (Hons) Psychology. We also have modules from our other subject areas, such as criminology and computer science.

Psychology explores the human mind and behaviour, and can cover areas such as mental health, personality, and cognitive development. Criminology focuses on criminal behaviour, societal causes and the effect of crime, and the justice system. However, the subjects can intersect, with psychologists sometimes working with justice system professionals. If you’re interested in both disciplines, we also offer a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology and MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice.

If you choose to study psychology you could still access many careers in the legal sector, including becoming a solicitor. The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) – the centralised assessment to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales – opens the career path to anyone holding a degree in any subject, however you’ll need a solid understanding of academic law, as this will be expected of you when undertaking the SQE1 and 2 assessments. Therefore, it’s advisable to undertake a law conversion course to build the necessary foundation for solicitor study.

If you’ve studied a Law degree, or a degree in another subject, and would like to convert to Psychology you can study our postgraduate MSc Psychology (Conversion) course.

An undergraduate degree in psychology will take three years (full-time) to complete.

Our postgraduate degree in psychology will take 1 year to complete if you choose to study full-time, or 2 years for part-time study.

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