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The BSc psychology degree offered by us at the University of Southampton is designed to develop highly competent psychologists with a choice of transferable skills.

This BSc Psychology degree is recognized by the British Psychological Society, and provides a postgraduate basis for enrollment. Additionally, because we are a Russell Group university, you will benefit from a committed research-led ethos throughout your studies.

Psychology at University of Southampton

In the first year of this BSc Psychology degree we lay the foundations for understanding the basic principles of psychological theory; research and analysis methods to be used; and introduces you to practical psychological experiments. We also require you to choose two non-psychology options – encouraging you to broaden your perspective with subjects you may not have tried before.

In addition, during your BSc Psychology studies, you will cover material from each of the six major research areas of psychology. These comprise: clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; health psychology; learning and behavior analysis; and social and personality psychology. Both the research method and practical tuition fees will be extended in preparation for the final year project.

Criminology and Psychology

The wide selection of optional modules offered in the final year of this BSc Psychology degree allows you to specialize in any area of ​​psychology that you enjoyed most during your second year. This seminar course is based on individual reading and open discussion of the latest research.

All BSc Psychology students must also select topics for literature reviews and research papers, which they complete under the supervision of a member of the School of Psychology. The research paper will be the culmination of a three-year research training and will form a valuable piece of psychological research, the best example of which a cash prize will be presented by the School.