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Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Study

Welcome to Psychology at Durham University

Welcome to Psychology at Durham University

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Our courses

Durham University offers an undergraduate BSc (Hons) programme in Psychology. Typical entry requirements are AAA at A-Level. You can also take Psychology as part of BA Education Studies with Psychology (X1C8), BA Philosophy and Psychology (CV85), or BSc Natural Sciences (CFG0).

Why study Psychology at Durham?

We focus on you. Psychology is a wonderful discipline; surprising, beguiling and revealing. We are energised teachers, who hope to make you love the subject as much as we do. So our teaching is profoundly student-led. From in-depth tutorials with academic staff, to individual support from your academic advisor, we are there with you every step of the way.

You’ll make new discoveries. You will conduct your own research through our popular Research Assistant Scheme and your 3rd year Dissertation. You’ll work with world experts, using cutting-edge technologies like Virtual Reality and EEG. At Durham, we don’t just teach you – we encourage you to work with us on new ideas, so that together we make new discoveries about human behaviour.

Employability. Through dedicated teaching sessions, an optional placement module, external speakers, and even an employability retreat - we actively prepare you for working life. You can also complete a Durham Award, a mark of excellence recognised by potential employers. We’re incredibly proud that our dedication has helped us to reach 5th place from 116 UK departments for graduate prospects.

Equality and Diversity

We are proud to hold an Athena Swan Silver award recognising our committment to equality and Diversity. We aim to make every student feel welcome regardless of sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. Our Athena Swan Charter committee pledges to ensure and promote inclusion throughout the department. We have gender neutral restrooms. We welcome applications from male and female students, and from students of all nationalities, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. We welcome applications from students with all kinds of educational background, and will treat every application on its merit.

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