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A student sits in front of a computer and turns to smile towards the camera. She is wearing a head cap that is connected to electrodes to monitor brain activity.
Discover the thought processes, emotions and behaviour of the human brain. Use specialist labs that include virtual reality, MRI and eye-tracking facilities as you work towards a career in psychology.

Explore the human mind from a wide range of perspectives, from memory and addiction to perception and language. Optional modules allow you to pair your studies with other disciplines, while a placement abroad will help you explore your chosen specialism in a new culture. On our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses - accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) - supervisors will support you to develop your own project. Our master's and research degrees will give you the chance to take important next steps in your career. 


  • Top 100 
    in the world for Psychology
  • Top 5 Russell Group university for psychology

    Complete University Guide, 2022

  • 90
    of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things

    National Student Survey, 2021

Psychology courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in psychology.

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Student stories

Our research makes a difference


I am interested in the development of neuropsychological tasks of emotional processing (e.g., empathy) and social cognition.
Associate Professor
Placebo effects are real and powerful. Can we harness them ethically to improve healthcare?
Professor of Health Psychology
I teach on several modules, including first-year undergraduate research methods.
Associate Professor


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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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