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 our undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology degrees you will learn about key areas of contemporary psychology – clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, learning and social.
Psychology at Southampton has a tradition of world-class research with 100% of our research rated world leading or internationally excellent for its societal impact and for our research environment (REF 2014). We are ranked in the top ten of the 2016 Guardian university league tables and The Complete University Guide 2016 ranks us 11th, a rise of 12 places from last year.
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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