Psychology Degrees at USW

Psychology Degrees

Pursue endless opportunities with psychology

Want to fuel your future by finding your purpose? Psychology at USW opens doors to more careers than you thought possible, allowing our graduates to consider more than the traditional fields and make a difference in the process.

Why study Psychology at USW?

Careers as diverse as your skills

We know versatile graduates go further, so our courses get you career-ready for anything, with innovative teaching that lets you study the mind while opening yours to a wide range of career prospects.

Make the real world your classroom

Start doing good before you graduate, through a guaranteed six-week placement, practical projects and partnerships that hone your skills as they change lives, and the gravitas of your CV.  

Graduates that get noticed

Because industry bodies like the British Psychological Society back many of our courses, your degree comes with ready-made recognition, taking our students’ names to the top of employers’ lists. 

This Is Psychology

Meet Our Students

Our students join us for a whole host of reasons!

Whether it be because of our outstanding team of experienced lecturers and technicians, the fact we offer BPS accredited courses or our industry-standard facilities, there is a range of things students consider before choosing to study Psychology at USW. 

See Our Facilities

USW is home to a range of excellent, industry-standard psychology facilities.

Learn About Extras

Psychology Plus

USW offer extra (free) opportunities to enhance your psychology skills and knowledge base

Psychology Courses

Undergraduate Degrees

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Study the major approaches in psychology, including forensic psychology, social, cognitive, biological, and developmental, neuroscience and research methods.

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Including Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology and Criminal Justice

By studying Psychology in combination with Criminology, you’ll have the opportunity to explore why people break laws and how society deals with offenders.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling degree combines psychology with integrative approaches to counselling.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Developmental Disorders

This degree combines the study of key aspects of psychology with a range of developmental disorders, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism.

BSc (Hons) Childhood Development

On this degree, you’ll explore key issues in children’s development, learning and behaviour, from a range of perspectives.

BSc (Hons) Childhood Development (Including Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice with Psychology

Covering two distinct and yet complementary areas, this major minor Criminology with Psychology degree allows you to study the fundamentals of each discipline.

Postgraduate Degrees

MSc Psychology (Conversion)

An innovative online course that provides graduates from any discipline with a mechanism for gaining Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC*) with the British Psychological Society.

MSc Clinical Psychology

This Clinical Psychology masters offers a comprehensive grounding in the understanding of mental health problems, psychological disorders and behavioural problems.

MSc Behaviour Analysis and Therapy

MSc Behaviour Analysis and Therapy equips students with skills in behaviour analysis and therapy relevant to a range of educational and clinical settings.

DPsych Counselling Psychology

Offering training in three therapeutic modalities, Humanistic Relational Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, and Systemic practice.

Postgraduate Diploma Behaviour Analysis Supervised Practice

A unique opportunity to gain experience in behaviour analysis under the close supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Masters by Research or PhD

A Masters by Research or PhD in Psychology allows you to make an in-depth study of a topic that’s of interest to you. Study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.

Upcoming Open Days

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Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Tour our purpose-built psychology labs and see the specialist tools and equipment you’ll have access to.

Student Spotlight

Outstanding Student Experience

If you choose to study psychology at USW, you'll join a vibrant learning community. 

There is plenty for everyone to get involved with, thanks to a dynamic society that organises significant social events where staff and students get together.

The department recently held a writing retreat where students were taken on a residential trip to Dunfield House in Herefordshire to be supported with their dissertations.

The Psych Sofa

Welcome! The Psych Sofa is a USW podcast, hosted by Developmental Psychologist Dr Klara Price, where we’re joined on the sofa by a range of academics and researchers to explore how psychology can be applied across a range of settings and scenarios to improve lives and make the world a better place.

Our fortnightly series explores topics such as addiction, women’s reproductive health, physical activity and its relationship with mental health, educational wellbeing, early intervention, and health and housing.

Episode One: Alcohol Related Brain Damage and the Addictions Research Group

The Psych Sofa - English

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