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Discover BSc (Hons) Psychology

Why choose Psychology at Derby?

Study the science of human thought and behaviour with lecturers at the forefront of research. Human behaviour is a fascinating and complex area of study – at Derby, you’ll be guided by our teaching team’s research which covers areas as diverse as the nature and causes of mental illness, through to investigating decision-making. A degree in psychology is your route to a range of careers, and our excellent facilities will make sure you have the opportunity to see psychology in action in real world situations.

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Psychology Joint Honours (if you choose to major in Psychology) are accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • 93% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course, according to the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Our specialist facilities include a clinical skills suite with a psychological observation suite, eye tracker device and EEG equipment to record brain waves
  • We teach a research-led degree, which means you'll be taught by staff who are doing research in that area of psychology
  • You’ll explore modern applications into the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behaviour.

 You can also study Psychology as a joint honours degree, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Entry requirements

CourseEntry requirementsUCAS code
BSc (Hons) Psychology 300 UCAS points C800
Psychology (Joint Honours)  220-300 UCAS points  Y002


Where will it take you?

97.1% of BSc (Hons) Psychology graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing the course.

A degree in psychology is a great start for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have gone on to secure roles such as:

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant at Cygnet Healthcare
  • Health Service Supervisor at Anglesey and Gwynedd
  • Support Worker at Mencap
  • Mental Health Support Worker at Mind
  • Phone Counsellor at Childline
  • Team Leader at Care Through the Millennium
  • Assistant Therapeutic Care Worker at Childhood First.