Explore Psychology Degrees at Salford

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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.

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Register for our next Open Day to learn more about studying Psychology and speak to the course team.

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. 

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. 

 

 

What Can We Offer You?

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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.

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

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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

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Current Students - Omayma and Kingsley

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WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THE PROGRAMME THAT WAS THE DECIDING FACTOR FOR YOU TO STUDY AT SALFORD?

Omayma: For us both, it was the choice of modules available to students – they all seemed really interesting and relevant. You can really narrow down what you love and create a pathway tailored to your future career.

Kingsley: The course didn’t appear to be repetitive, I like the fact that you have the freedom to choose the route you want to go down. Not to mention the placement option! Although I am yet to go on placement, it looks like a fantastic opportunity.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN SKILLS SALFORD HAS PROVIDED YOU WITH SO YOU’RE READY TO GO INTO THE SECTOR?

Omayma: So far, Salford has improved my ability to adapt to new situations through group work. Often you get to work with people you haven’t met before, take on leadership roles, work effectively as a group and also present in front of an audience. Aside from my course – I have found that Salford offers some amazing opportunities. I have voluntarily taken part in the Wordscope programme, which is designed to heighten your literacy skills. I have also worked with Rafiki (hosted by the Students’ Union) which is a great opportunity to put my people skills into practice.

Kingsley: I have found that Salford has helped me not just within the programme, but with aspects of everyday life. I have had opportunities to present work in front of an audience and improve my ability to work in a group. These confidence and communication skills have been, and will be, useful to me throughout my career.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF THE COURSE AND WHY?

Omayma: My favourite aspect would be how much of the content the course teaches is applicable to the real world – not just academically. It’s what university is all about, preparing you for the real thing and not just to satisfy a grade. I have also found the lecturers to be really supportive and great to go to for advice. I have noticed that the lecturer – student relationships are really strong which creates a great learning environment. The course has been diverse, with no repetitive modules, which has kept me interested and eager to learn.

Kingsley: For me, my favourite aspect has been writing reports. I have always found having the opportunity to go in-depth into a particular phenomenon really engaging and interesting. The lecturer feedback has been brilliant – allowing me to take the necessary steps to really improve my writing skills.

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Next Steps

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