Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental functioning. Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and act – from interactions between neurons to interactions between people.
Through both our undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology degrees you will learn about the various areas covered by contemporary psychology – clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, learning and social. Developing your skills in a wide range of research methods throughout your degree in psychology, you will be able to specialise in those areas of psychology that you find particularly interesting or relevant to your future career goals.
Psychology at Southampton has a tradition of world-class research. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the majority of our research was judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Our academics work at the forefront of their fields, committed to the highest-quality scientific investigation on a range of social, educational and health-related issues that together make a real impact.
Get work experience while you study
During our degrees in psychology and placements, we offer hands-on research experience with our Voluntary Research Assistant (VRA) scheme.
Our exciting range of taught, research and combined psychology degrees will promote your career in professional practice or in academia.
Discovering your talents
Our broad-based BSc degrees in psychology give you the opportunity to study a wide range of topics before specialising in your chosen area.
A world of difference
Thinking of studying psychology at university in the UK? Southampton is an increasingly popular destination for students from other countries.
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