BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology cold pressor test

What's happening in the photo? Psychology students are taking part in a 'swearing and pain' session. Using cold pressor apparatus and bowls of ice cold water, they assessed if swearing helps to alleviate pain.

Why choose to study BSc (Hons) Psychology at Derby?

Employable Graduates - We're ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities, and 12th for English institutions, with 96.9% of our graduates in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology teaching team were recently commended for the quality of their teaching 'which is informed by research and scholarly activity', and were praised 'for being at the forefront of technology enhanced learning'. We have excellent facilities including high specification computing labs with software for experiment design. To carry out your research, you'll have the opportunity to use our psychological recording equipment, our observation suite with video recording facilities and project rooms. 

  • We've been recognised in external reports for the high level of support our students receive
  • You'll be studying in a department which puts teaching first, but is also active in research and has a strong record of publication
  • This course is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (if you achieve a minimum standard of second class honours). Students who do not meet the professional accreditation requirements will graduate with BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies.

Explore the wondrous dimensions of human thought and behaviour

You'll learn about contemporary research into the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behaviour. And you'll look at the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas, from understanding the nature and causes of mental illness, to investigating decision making in real-life situations. 

Places still available for September 2015

Call our Clearing Hotline on 01332 592015 for further information.