Many courses accredited by the British Psychological Society
Taught by lecturers at the forefront of their specialist fields
Psychology Plus Scheme offers experience and professional certificates
All of our undergraduate Psychology degrees at the University of South Wales are accredited by the British Psychological Society. You’ll also be offered clinical experience on campus and have access to a range of exciting opportunities as part of our Psychology Plus scheme.
Our academic staff are involved in research, so you’ll be taught by staff at the forefront of their specialist fields. Tutors specialise in a range of fields, including developmental disorders across the lifespan, health behaviour, addictions research and sport psychology.
We have purpose-built psychology laboratories where you can develop your practical psychology skills. A range of tools are available, including eye-tracking equipment and electroencephalography (EEG) machines. There are also interview and observation rooms that you can use to conduct experiments and tests.
This USW scheme offers clinical experience at our on-campus clinic, specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements to enhance your skills and career prospects.
USW is proud to be the first institution in the UK to offer psychological services to the public, giving all students a guaranteed six-week placement opportunity.
Psychology courses at USW provide students with opportunities to engage with our external partners and contextualise their learning in the real world. For example, our collaboration with Linc Cymru (Linc) provides challenge-based learning and teaching experiences, whereby students design evidence-based solutions to currently unsolved challenges and make a positive difference to society and the lives of people across the region.
Hear from our students
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.
Hear from a few of our students and discover what makes Psychology at USW so special to them.
Explore South Wales
The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.
With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside.
We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.
Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales.
You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.
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careers and employability
Put theory into practice
A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.
From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.
Joint first in the UK for impact out of 91 universities and with opportunities to be directly involved in university research, you will improve your learning experience and develop your own research and analytical skills, which are fundamental to success in all careers.
Students who are taught by research-active lecturers benefit from their industry know-how and contacts, which contributes to your technical skills and abilities, and work-readiness.
Due to USW’s commitment to research, 100% of our Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy research impact is recognised as being internationally excellent.
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