Study a Psychology Degree at Salford
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 how are psychopaths profiled?
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.
At Salford, we have six 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, English language and criminology.
Start your study journey
Register for our next Open Day to learn more about studying Psychology and speak to the course team.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
This course provides a firm grounding in the core areas of psychology; biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences. You will have the opportunity to specialise in your areas of interest through optional modules in your third year.
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
A psychology and counselling degree offers more choice in terms of career options than many other degrees. The subjects are recognised as real assets by employers because they develop people skills and knowledge that are invaluable when working with individuals and teams.This degree is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and application of both psychology and counselling. The emphasis is on innovation and learning through a variety of styles that have widespread use, while developing key skills and relevant practical experience. The counselling skills you gain will provide a basis for further study and training in counselling. Your final year supervised research project will allow you to explore an area of psychology of your choice.
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
Crime is one of the major problems facing society today. To understand the complex issues surrounding it, we have brought together two areas of study that have a natural affinity, giving you a degree that will help you make a real difference.
This course will provide training for careers in health, social care, criminal justice, and other public and social services. In your final year, you can tailor your degree with a range of optional modules, including a work placement.
BSc (Hons) Psychology of Human and Animal Behaviour
This exciting new programme aims to give you a thorough grounding in psychology and the behaviour of both human and non-human animals.
This is an applied programme and you will be investigating how a better understanding of animal behaviour can contribute to the health and wellbeing of humans, and how a knowledge of human behaviour can help us understand animal behaviour.
BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport
This degree provides an excellent foundation for any student interested in a career as a psychologist with a particular focus on applying those skills in the broad areas of sport and exercise.
BSc (Hons) Psychology with English Language
Language plays a role in most human activities. It influences how we think about the world and it has an impact on how we communicate with others. Psychology focuses on human behaviour, covering topics such as how we develop, how we interact with others, and how we process information.
This course combines the study of English language with the study of the human mind. You will explore the nature, acquisition, origins, and use of the English language and learn how this links to human development and the acquisition of skills.
This course has an emphasis on applying theory to practice and will prepare you for a wide range of careers including teaching, speech and language therapy, advertising, and media and communications.
What Can We Offer You??
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
Omayma and Kingsley
Third year student Omayma, and first year student Kingsley tell us about their experience studying the single honors Psychology programme. Read on to find out why they chose single honors, and why they chose Salford!
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.
Explore Life In Salford
From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.
Campus Life. Big City Buzz.
Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres 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 two years running.
Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus at the University of Salford.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people. We've got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted one of the best halls of residence in the UK.
Becoming an undergraduate student
Choosing a university is one of the biggest decisions you'll make - and we want to help you make the right one.
If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545. You can also book onto one of our open days below.