Study Psychology at Salford

Psychology student wearing FNIR head device

Psychology is about people - the study of the human mind and behaviour; as such psychology graduates are well sought after in many workplaces. Psychology has many sub-fields which span across different fascinating subject areas including, but not limited to; development, social behaviour, sport, education and media. Our graduates will, therefore, be equipped to work in a number of environments, such as health and social care, business and education.

Places available for September 2020. Apply today or email for more information. 


Why should you study Psychology at the University of Salford?


Our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)


Opportunities to tailor your learning with a work placement or independent research projects


Access to our dedicated psychology labs and learning spaces

Our Facilities

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:

  • 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

Did you know?

You will be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules in your third year meaning you can tailor the course to your interests.

Life at Salford

From support and wellbeing to campus facilities, explore what life is like as a Psychology student at Salford. 

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.


BSc (Hons) Psycholgy student

What do our students say about us?

Student Stories

Q&A with Psychology Students


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.

Find out more

Unfortunately, all of our open days for 2020 entry are now finished. If you would like to find out more, please contact