Studying Psychology at Salford

Psychology student wearing FNIR head device

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 here.

It's decision time: don't forget that the deadline to make your decision is the 10th June. 

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

Where will you study?

You will have access to 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:

Our Psychology Equipment

An observation suite with a two-way mirror

A video game analysis laboratory where you can analyse the psychological and physiological effects of different media

Desk-mounted and remote eye-trackers to monitor conscious and unconscious gaze in a range of tasks and situations

A brand new cognitive neuroscience laboratory including fNIRS, TMS, EEG, and VR equipment

Psychology department facilities tour

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 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.

Study abroad.

Campus tours

We are excited to be offering combined campus and facilities tours across all three of our sites: Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK. Please click here to book your place. Campus tours will run up to the 10th June. 



Find out more about accommodation, finance, and wellbeing and support on our Offer Holder Hub.