Published: 11 March 2022

What you need to know about studying psychology at Surrey

Our Psychology BSc provides a thorough grounding in the theories, methods and practice of contemporary psychology. From state-of-the-art facilities to modules tailored to your interests, discover what it's like to study this fascinating subject at Surrey. 

We nurture your interests 

Perhaps you already know which area you would like to specialise in or you’re looking forward to discovering your interests in more depth at university. However you approach your studies, at Surrey you’ll have the opportunity to choose modules tailored to your interests. After studying topics fundamental to psychology in your first and second year, you’ll then have the option to explore your interests in your final year of study. Popular modules amongst our third-year students include Clinical Psychology, Neural Effects of Ageing, Brain Injury and Dementia and The Social Psychology of Gender.

We offer unique access to the world of work

Our Professional Training placements give you the opportunity to spend the third year of your degree applying your psychological knowledge to the workplace and gaining valuable experience in the areas of psychology you're passionate about. Our students have taken placements with organisations including the Home Office, Young Epilepsy and Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

We're a community of leading academics 

Our academics work at the forefront of their fields. Not only does this mean that what you learn is up-to-date and relevant to employers, but it also means you have opportunities to work alongside them on projects – or even contribute data as a human test participant! 

We're focused on your future 

We’ve developed our course to give our students the best opportunity for a successful career. In fact, 97% of our psychology graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2021), with recent alumni working for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Forensis and the NHS. 



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