Humanities & Social Science,
CoursePsychology BSc (Hons)
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. On this course, we explore human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to move on to postgraduate study. Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.
On the course you’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. You’ll also complete a work experience placement where you’ll see academic theory applied in practice.
Choose to study Psychology as a single honours programme or in combination with Education Studies, Criminology or Health and Wellbeing in Society.
Our course is accredited by the BPS, ensuring teaching remains relevant to the latest developments in the sector.
We offer excellent facilities including dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technicians.
The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity.
Graduate careers include healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching and human resources.
Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme. Psychology students have recently explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur.
You will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS – the starting point of your career as a chartered psychologist – on successful completion of your degree (subject to achieving a minimum of 2:2).
You will study a range of topics including psychology in context, social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology and employability skills and psychology.