Undergraduate

Our Psychology BSc (Hons) provides a thorough grounding in the theories, methods and practice of contemporary psychology and ranked top 10 for overall satisfaction in psychology in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

Study with us

Our course will provide you with an unbeatable combination of personal, professional and academic opportunities in a vibrant and supportive setting.

Find out more about applying to Surrey.

Professional recognition

Our Psychology BSc (Hons) is accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Outstanding teaching

In terms of undergraduate teaching performance metrics, the University of Surrey was awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise.  

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Professional Training placements

As an undergraduate student in the School of Psychology you have the option of spending your third year undertaking a Professional Training placement.

Professional Training placements offer students an invaluable opportunity to gain work experience and insight into a job role relevant to psychology graduates, and to refine a host of skills that employers look for, giving them an employable edge.

Opportunities exist throughout the UK and beyond and include hospitals and clinics, schools, social survey companies, personnel and occupational guidance services, industry and commerce.

Placement institutions and companies

Institutions and companies that have participated in the scheme include:

  • Home Office
  • Institute of Psychiatry
  • BMG Records
  • IBM
  • Metropolitan Police
  • HMP Holloway
  • Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Guildford Pupil Referral Unit
  • More House School
  • National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy
  • Action on Addiction
  • CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for Surrey
  • SADAS - Southern Addictions Advisory Service
  • North Carolina State University
  • The Science Museum, London
  • University of Kent
Types of placement

There is a range of placements that are suitable for psychology students including:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Psychological research
  • Social work
  • Market research
  • Personnel
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Training

Life as a psychology student

Find out what you can expect when you study psychology at Surrey.

Study abroad

We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. 

Locations of our partner universities include:

  • University of Salzburg
  • Humboldt University
  • Oldenburg University
  • University of Turin
  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • University of Berlin.

 

Graduate prospects

Graduates over the last few years entered employment roles such as:

  • Assistant Clinical Psychologist, St George's NHS Trust
  • Primary Wellbeing Practitioner, Broadmoor Hospital
  • Trial Coordinator, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Clinical Trust
  • Assistant Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Assistant, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
  • Account Manager, Genesis Medical
  • Recruitment Researcher, Walker Hamill
  • Marketing Analyst, Masterclassing
  • Junior Market Research Project Manager, Kantar Health
  • Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, ThinkAction
  • Graduate Leadership Scheme, Waitrose
  • Assistant Crime Analyst, National Crime Agency.

Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers. 

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