Studying Psychology at Salford
So you’ve applied to study one of our Psychology courses, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us.
Why Study 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.
Our Psychology Facilities
You will have access to our dedicated psychology laboratory cubicles, private interview rooms, and a dedicated social learning space. You will also be able to carry out a range of psychological experiments using:
- A brand new cognitive neuroscience laboratory including fNIRS, TMS, EEG, and VR equipment.
- A video game analysis laboratory where you can analyse the psychological and physiological effects of different media.
- Desk-mounted and remote eye-trackers which are used to monitor conscious and unconscious gaze in a range of tasks and situations.
- An observation suite with a two-way mirror.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra support. Whether you need support with mental health and counselling, living costs, accommodation or just want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing Team, we are here to help. Find out more about all of the student services we offer here.
Did you know?
We have a large psychology community at Salford made up of students, lecturers and researchers. This means that there is always something interesting going on. See below to find out more about our community.
Our Psychology Community
Our Graduates Say:
"It was the choice of modules available that made me want to study at Salford – they all seemed really interesting and relevant. You can really narrow down what you love and create a pathway tailored to your future career."
When will we know what our timetables will be?
Personalised timetables are sent to students when they register in September. Lectures and seminars run from Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm for full time courses. There are no lectures on a Wednesday afternoon so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities.
How many lectures a week will I have and how many hours a week should I dedicate to personal revision?
On average you should expect to have about 12-14 hours contact time each week and we would expect students to be completing around 10-20 hours of individual study.
Can we undertake a work placement as part of the course?
Yes, we have an optional work placement module in the final year that is available to all our Psychology students.
Will there be an option to study abroad as part of the course?
There will be opportunities to go abroad with the team. For example a couple of staff members take students to Uganda to help with young women’s groups and to emphasise the importance of education. You may also be interested in taking a look at the Study Abroad section of our website, where you can find details of other international travel opportunities you can potentially undertake whilst at Salford.
Is Psychology and Counselling a whole course or is counselling a unit in phycology course?
This is its own course, consisting of both Psychology and Counselling modules. The split between these course is around 50/50.
Are there any specific jobs that you can do that allow you to partake in research within the field of psychology?
There are many research work options available, some of which start prior to graduating. You will gain experience conducting research as part of your study and there is often the opportunity to apply for research internship positions before you graduate. This would involve you getting involved in the delivery of a research project taking part at the university. After graduating, you may start to apply for research assistant positions, which involve a contract to deliver a particular research project. If you're truly passionate about being a psychological researcher, however, you want to work toward the completion of a PhD. This enables you greater opportunities in the area of research and you could also become a full-time academic, in such a position as university lecturer. In this position, you would be responsible for teaching, but also the development of your own research streams.
Applicant Visit Days: Experience Life at Salford
If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Applicant Visit Days. On a visit day, you will have the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.