Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Are you curious to understand why people behave in certain ways? Would you like to take a scientific approach to learning more about your own mind, emotions, and actions? Our British Psychological Society accredited degree enables you to gain broad subject-specific knowledge and advanced skills in communication, research and critical thinking to pursue a career in both science and the arts.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours


Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • C800

Duration of study

  • 3 years/ 4 years with placement

Why study Psychology at Keele University?

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Engage with real-world psychology research projects
Gain highly transferable graduate employability skills to pursue a broad range of careers in business, service, education and caring professions
Personalise your studies with a variety of optional modules
Broaden your horizons by spending a semester or year studying abroad
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Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

BPS accreditation acknowledges that our Psychology programme meets the industry standards for contemporary practice. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the psychology profession, it is also the first step in your journey in progressing to postgraduate study, so you can become a chartered psychologist.

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Naomi, Neuroscience and Psychology

"Studying Psychology has enhanced my employability by offering countless opportunities to further my skills and knowledge - including voluntary work in labs, and talks from academics. I believe I will stand out when applying for further study and jobs because of these experiences."

Naomi, Neuroscience and Psychology

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Engage with real-world projects

During your first and second years, you may have the opportunity to work on research led by staff, PhD and master's students. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about research methods and it will provide you with insight into the diversity of research carried out within the School.

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Our summer research assistantship scheme is a paid opportunity during your second or third year that enables you to work alongside a member of staff on a research project. The experience and skills you will gain, such as data analysis, can really help you stand out from the crowd when applying for employment or postgraduate study. Please note there is an application process for this scheme and the number of projects available will vary each year.

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Pierce, Psychology

"Conducting research and experiments in fields you have an interest in - where you could possibly have an impact on the world is definitely the most rewarding part of the course."

Pierce, Psychology

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Collaborate and foster networks

The School of Psychology is housed in the Dorothy Hodgkin building. Located at the heart of campus, our school offers a supportive environment with a close-knit student and staff community. The majority of lecture theatres, resource facilities and academics are situated within the building. This means when you need to collaborate with peers, or would like to gain feedback from academics, everyone is housed under one roof. 

Central Science Laboratories

Develop your practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories

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Corina, BSc Psychology and MSc Child Development alumna

"My time at Keele was completely pleasurable and thoroughly supported by course tutors and my dissertation supervisor. As a mature student, Keele had everything I could ask for in regards to understanding my circumstances and helping me achieve my best. Covid-19 did not affect the high standards of teaching and support, it enhanced these by showing just how dedicated the staff are to all students."

Corina, BSc Psychology and MSc Child Development alumna

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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.