Study a Psychology Degree at Salford

Psychology student in observation suite

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.

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

Explore our Psychology courses

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Careers in Psychology

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Next Steps

You can apply now via UCAS for September 2022. If you are ready to apply, you can find the courses on UCAS here:


Psychology and Counselling

Psychology and Criminology

Psychology of Sport

Psychology with English Language

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. You can also book onto one of our open days below.