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  • Dr Eszter Somogyi

    Dr Eszter Somogyi

    University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Science and Health Senior Lecturer, Associate Head (Global Engagement and Partnerships)
    Dr Eszter Somogyi says

    UK universities are highly focused on research, students can therefore learn about most recent developments in core areas of psychology, covering real-world examples.

    Degrees are taught in English, students can therefore learn the authentic, academic English language. High teaching and research quality standards controlled by the the UK government ensure that students have an excellent learning experience.

    In most universities, each student is assigned a personal tutor, supporting students with advice and guidance on lectures, assignments and life at the university in general. Students can also attend English language courses dedicated to foreign students in order to help them with their learning.

    Higher education in the UK also focuses on employability skills, increasing graduates' chances for finding their ideal job not just in the UK, but anywhere in the world. University life in the UK also includes a number of cultural activities, from city visits, concerts, theater plays to sports events.

    A degree in psychology is a great starting point for a career in a range of fields, from science to arts or the industry. Psychology graduates are equipped with a range of skills sought by with a variety of employers.

    Jobs directly related to degree in psychology: clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, educational psychologist, forensic psychologist, further education teacher, health psychologist, occupational psychologist, psychological well-being practitioner, sport and exercise psychologist.

    Further jobs our graduates go on to: advice worker, law enforcement officer, careers adviser, counsellor, education consultant, human resources consultant, life coach, market researcher, mediator, neuroscientist, play therapist, special educational needs coordinator.

    All practising psychologists in the UK and many other countries must have postgraduate qualifications, which means there isn’t a fast track route to a career in psychology.

  • Dr Lucie Clements

    Dr Lucie Clements

    University of Chichester Senior Lecturer in Psychology
    Dr Lucie Clements says

    Psychology is the study of human behaviour and why people behave in the ways that they do, and is relevant no matter where we live in the world. Psychologists study people's thought, feelings and actions to understand behaviour. The insights of psychology are critical in almost every sphere of our lives and allow us to understand how differences in culture and society impact human behaviour.

    Studying in the UK will enable you to participate in leading research, and learn from experts in your chosen area. You will be well supported by staff, and have the chance to enjoy an exciting student lifestyle.

    Studying Psychology in the UK will help you to gain an in depth understanding of the area. Our degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society, meaning that you will have the basis to continue your education to become a chartered psychologist.

    A Psychology degree offers you a multitude of career opportunities, with many graduates going on to work in health or education settings. Others will work in research, the civil service, HR or publishing. You can also go on to further study, to specialise in an area such as clinical psychology, forensic psychology or health psychology.

Top psychology programs in the UK

What are the top Psychology Undergraduate programs in the UK?

Bachelor's in psychology in the UK

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    Marketing and Psychology - Dual BSc (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    January
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    Psychology and Sociology - BSc Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,014 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    January
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    Psychology and Criminology - BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,747 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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    Business Psychology - BSc (Hons) University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,298 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,700 GBP

    Start date
    July, September, November, February, April
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    Criminology with Psychology - BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,526 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in psychology in the UK

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    Business Psychology - Cert HE University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    7,769 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,167 GBP

    Start date
    July, September, November, February, April
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Pathway in psychology in the UK

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    Criminology & Psychology (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,739 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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What are the top Psychology Graduate programs in the UK?

Master's in psychology in the UK

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    Addiction Psychology and Counselling - MSc London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,679 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,890 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Psychology and Health Inequalities - MSc Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,164 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Psychology - MSc Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,361 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Psychology and Learning Disability - MSc University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,558 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Psychology - MSc University of Liverpool, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    30 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,424 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,100 GBP

    Start date
    August, October, June
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Doctorate in psychology in the UK

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    Counselling Psychology - Doctorate London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,040 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,320 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Counselling Psychology - DCounsPsy Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,050 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology - ProfDoc University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,007 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,150 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Psychology - PhD University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Psychology - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,359 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June
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Diploma in psychology in the UK

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    Psychology - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,425 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
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Certificate in psychology in the UK

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    Psychology - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,712 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
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Pathway in psychology in the UK

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    Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    16,692 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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Student reviews for psychology in the UK

  • Emilija Libnickaite
    Lithuania
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Chichester Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the UK
    The professors are very engaging, you can tell that they are passionate at what they do, they are very helpful and are always up for a discussion about their subject. The lectures are very interesting and fun, and although there is a lot of reading to do, it is very useful at the end of the day. All the resources in the library are helpful and if you still have questions you can always talk or write to one of the professors. One thing that I like is that they know their students and are interested in the problems that we are having, they care.
  • Marios Stamatios Papasoulis - Diamantopoulos
    Greece
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Abertay University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the UK
    Professors are all great, the course material, however, can get a little bit too political at times and I don't like that.
  • Susan Clancy
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Abertay University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the UK
    I am currently studying Psychology & Counselling, the reason I applied for this course is because the two are not available together in my country so I thought it was a fantastic opportunity. Workload is very manageable, my timetable is spread out and we are given plenty of time in order to complete assignments. My lecturers have been brilliant and helpful so far which is fantastic.
  • Anna Stoyanova
    Bulgaria
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Abertay University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the UK
    I like my program, most courses which are available are educational and enjoyable. However, our programme is cut off so it cannot be studied anymore.
  • Virginia Martinez Saez
    Spain
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Abertay University Psychology
    Tell us about studying psychology in the UK
    I consider my lectures to be provided by well-informed lecturers with up-to-date content.