Are you a naturally inquisitive person with an interest in human or animal behaviours? Do you have strong written skills and an aptitude for research? If so, our psychology Clearing courses are for you.

Whether you want to take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist or you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference to people’s lives, we’re here to help you find your ideal psychology degree through Clearing today.

UCAS Clearing Psychology Degrees

Our university Clearing psychology degrees offer a hands-on approach to the study of the mind – from biology to cognition and individual differences.

Accredited courses

All of our psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means that your learning is tailored to meet the high standards of the UK’s leading body for psychology professionals. By gaining a 2:1 degree classification on one of our BPS accredited courses, you’ll be awarded the Graduate Basis for Registration – the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

Work placements

As part of all our psychology Clearing places, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement, giving you the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired throughout your studies to a real-world scenario. Work placements will also provide you with the valuable experience you need to support the start of your career.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our state-of-the-art laboratories provide a comfortable and friendly environment for you to carry out a wide range of psychological testing. You’ll have access to the expertise of our award-winning technical team, as well as leading research techniques and technology. Interested in monitoring conscious and unconscious gaze movements? If so, our eye tracker laboratory will allow you to gather data on people’s responses to different stimuli, such as websites and television programmes. Or perhaps you want to explore more recent developments in virtual reality? By pursuing one of our psychology Clearing places, you’ll have access to the Octave – Salford’s world-class, fully immersive 3D experience.

Psychology Clearing Places

We offer a range of accredited psychology courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests and career ambitions. From studying the human mind to developing your expertise in animal behaviour, we have a range of Clearing places for psychology to suit you.

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology student using equipment

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree is designed to provide you with opportunities for learning a wide range of psychological concepts. It offers a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply theory to real-life settings. You will:

  • Explore the core areas of psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences
  • Develop critical thinking skills in order to consider a problem and create a research plan
  • Choose from optional modules, allowing you to delve into the subject areas that are of particular interest to you
  • Be given the chance to participate in a final year work placement module, providing you with real-life experience

“I decided to study psychology at the University of Salford because of the choice of modules available to students – they all seemed really interesting and relevant. You can tailor your degree to the topics you love studying, and create a pathway that aligns with your future career goals.” – Omayma, BSc (Hons) Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling

Counselling Suite

Are you interested in human relationships? Can you see yourself working with people from all kinds of backgrounds? If so, our BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling degree is for you. This programme is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and application of psychology and counselling. You will be introduced to key concepts in both disciplines, from the exploration of social behaviour to how counselling can be used to benefit psychological health.

“Studying for my psychology and counselling degree at Salford has been so rewarding because I get so much more than just the fantastic course content. I had the opportunity to deliver sessions and share my learnings with local school children through Salford Young People’s University, providing me with invaluable experience for my future career.” – Karen, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling

BSc (Hons) Psychology with English Language

If you often find yourself wondering how we learn language, or how language is linked to human behaviour, consider applying for our BSc (Hons) Psychology with English Language degree. By studying two complementary – yet diverse – disciplines, you will gain the skills you need to work in a wide range of settings. Possible career options include speech and lanugage therapy, journalism, marketing and teaching. You can also further your studies with a postgraduate qualification, specialising in areas such as educational psychology, clinical psychology or occupational psychology.

BSc (Hons) Psychology of Human and Animal Behaviour

This exciting new course will give you a thorough grounding in the study of both human and animal behaviour. As part of this applied psychology degree, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of psychology and human-animal interaction. You’ll acquire a range of key skills in statistical analysis and research design methodology, as well as being given the opportunity to tailor your studies to the subject areas that interest you the most. Our modules include animal therapy, animal cognition and the psychology of mental health.

As a student at the University of Salford, you will gain access to a brand new Animal Management Centre that offers outstanding facilities – from small mammal enclosures to zoo zones and hedgehog rehabilitation facilities. And it doesn’t end there. Inside the centre there is a large aquarium, a well-stocked exotic collection and a nocturnal room. What’s more, the department also boasts three science labs, a microbiology lab and a veterinary nursing suite – all created in line with industry standards.

BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport

Do you have a passion for sport and exercise? Are you interested in how world-class athletes train their minds, as well as their bodies? Our BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport degree provides an excellent foundation for any student interested in pursuing a career as a psychologist, with a particular focus on sport and exercise. This course offers you the chance to study in an excellent department equipped with state-of-the-art psychology and sports facilities, including:

  • A world-class human performance laboratory, which contains almost every type of physiological, performance analysis and bio-mechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns
  • A physiological testing laboratory and fully equipped strength and conditioning suite, which includes an isokinetic dynamometer and portable force platforms

As part of this sport and psychology degree, you will complete modules that explore the psychology of exercise and health, and the practical applications of sports and exercise psychology.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Crime is one of the biggest problems facing society today. To understand the complex issues surrounding it, we have combined two areas of study that have a natural affinity – giving you a degree that will make a real difference. Psychology focuses on the study of human behaviour, while criminology involves analysing crime and deviance, as well as the role of the media in representing such behaviour. By studying this criminology and psychology degree, you’ll be equipped to work in a number of environments, such as health and social care, criminal justice institutions and the prison service.

“My decision to study for a criminology and psychology degree developed from a passion to improve the treatment and understanding of mental health sufferers, and I feel studying both subjects provides a wider perspective than one alone can.” – Marie, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Apply now

Psychology student using head equipment

You can apply for one of our psychology Clearing courses as soon as you have your results. 

Contact our friendly team on 0300 555 5030. Calling is the fastest way to secure your place at Salford, so get in touch today.

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