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Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Study

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?

Personalised teaching:

In-depth tutorials with academic staff, individual support from your academic advisor, and an Athena Swan Silver award for gender equality.

Skills & employability focus:

The degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, covers critical-thinking & employability skills, and is ranked 5th from 116 UK departments for graduate prospects.

World-class department:

We are in the top 100 Psychology Departments in the world, and offer you outstanding research experience through our world-class facilities, Research Assistant Scheme, and Year 3 Dissertation.

Unique University:

Durham, a world top 100 university, offers a truly special student experience.

National Student Survey In a survey of current students, our average satisfaction rating was 93% compared to an 87% average for other UK Psychology departments
We are 6th for Psychology from 116 UK Departments in this ranking of entry standards, student satisfaction, graduate prospects & research
We are 7th for Psychology from 113 UK Departments in this ranking of entry requirements, teaching quality, student experience, graduate prospects & research

Our course

In Years 1 and 2, you will learn about a diverse range of topics within Psychology, including Biological, Cognitive, Individual Differences, Abnormal, Social, and Developmental Psychology, as well as statistics and research methods.

In Year 3, you can specialise in your own area of interest, and conduct your own research project alongside our world-leading researchers.

Find more details on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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