Psychology Degrees at Salford

Psychology student in observation suite

At Salford, we have five Psychology degrees, which you can find out more about below. Our range of degrees allows you to specialise in different areas of the discipline, such as human and animal behaviour, sport, counselling and criminology.

Explore our Psychology courses

Is Psychology for me?

A Psychology degree is perfect for those who are naturally inquisitive, interested in the human mind and want to provide answers to those burning questions we all have like: why do we dream? how is it that two people can recall the same event so differently? would you be a good eye witness to a crime? and what happens in the brain of a psychopath?

Psychology has many sub-fields which span across different fascinating subject areas including, but not limited to; development, social behaviour, sport, education and media. This means that a degree in Psychology really does open many doors for you when it comes to choosing a career. The beauty of psychology is that you can tailor your experience and head down the route that interests you the most. 

When does the course start?

Our undergraduate psychology courses have a start date of September 2022. 


How long is this degree?

This is a standard three-year degree if you study full-time. A part-time option is available which will take six years.


Where is the University of Salford?

Studying at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometers of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city for two years running.

Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offer an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.

If you're commuting, we have a train station that has direct links to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster, and Barrow-in-Furness. If you're looking to stay on campus, we're very proud to say that our Peel Park Quarter accommodation was recently voted the 2nd best student accommodation in the country by Student Hut. 


What are the entry requirements?

You must have three GCSE subjects at grade C/grade 4 or above, including Maths and English. You must also have A-Levels, BTEC or other equivalent qualifications that equate to 112 UCAS points. 




For full-time home students, the fee is £9,250. You can find out more information about paying for your degree with a student loan here

Why Psychology at Salford?


Our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you achieve a lower second class degree or above, Graduate Basis for Registration is awarded. This is important as it is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.


You will have opportunities to tailor your learning to your own interests through a work placement, optional modules and independent research projects


Access to our dedicated facilities including eye-tracking labs, a video game analysis lab, a cognitive neuroscience lab featuring VR equipment and an observation suite

Psychology Subject Guide


Find out more about Psychology at Salford

in our downloadable subject guide. 

Next Steps

If you are ready to apply, you can find our courses on UCAS here:


Psychology and Counselling

Psychology and Criminology

Psychology of Sport

Psychology of Human and Animal Behaviour

Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.