Why study Psychology at Swansea University?

Our School of Psychology has an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. In the most recent research assessment, we were proud to maintain our research culture with a strong record of translating science into real-world consequences, with 100% of our impact rated as internationally excellent (REF2021).

The course is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and, providing you achieve at least a 2:2 in your degree, you will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the BPS and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

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Traffic, Transport and our Behaviour

Join Professor Ian Walker to explore the phenomenon of "Motornormativity" and discuss the behaviours that are triggered automatically and unconsciously by the environment an individual finds themselves in specifically in the context of driving habits.


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Our Psychology Student Stories

Jemimah Grindell

"I love how broad my course is. Psychology sets you up so well for a huge range of possible futures. That’s amazing to me! From the biology of the brain to social aspects of society, psychology covers it all. I love that...

I would definitely recommend Swansea University to other students. It has an amazing feel as a university. There’s a Dylan Thomas quote where he says, “This sea-town was my world”. I think that’s what Swansea and the University become when you’ve lived here."

Find out more about Jemimah's Student Story

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What do our Students think of our course?

Find out what our Psychology student thinks about our Psychology course. 

Alex provides insight into all of the different options and opportunities available to you while you study with us - from placement opportunities to studying abroad.

Our Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and springboard you onto the career you're passionate about. 

Our Psychology Joint Honours Student Stories

Elinor Banks
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"I have experienced a range of different modules across both Education and Psychology. One of my most enjoyable modules has been Additional Learning Needs within Education as this is something I am passionate about and I love being able to help children with additional learning needs...

I chose Swansea as I fell in love with my course and the location. I attended an Open Day and met some current students on the course who were so passionate about it that it made me more excited to go to university and study the course. The modules available were very interesting and being a joint honours student meant that Swansea was quite unique in what it offered."

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Maya Blackmore

What can I do with a Psychology degree?

As this BPS accredited degree is the first step towards pursuing a professional career in Psychology, many of our graduates have gone on to further study or work in specialist psychology fields.

The experience and skills you will gain on this course will not only equip you for a career in Psychology but for careers in other areas such as:

  • Public Services
  • Health and social care
  • Management
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • The Civil Service

The typical starting salary for an NHS trainee clinical psychologist is £25,783. As your career progresses you could earn between £47,088 and £81,000 or higher. Salaries in private practice vary.

Our Psychology Course Options

Psychology, BSc

Our BSc Psychology degree will give you expert scientific training in the relationship between the mind, brain, and behaviour.

You will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn about the effects of brain injury, and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour.

Our flexible degree structure with an extensive range of final-year optional modules gives you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for postgraduate study.

Criminology and Psychology, BSc Sociology and Psychology, BSc Education and Psychology, BSc

Want to find out More about Swansea?

Feeling inspired to study for a degree in Psychology? Take the time to explore our campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual tour, talk to some of our current students about what it is like studying at Swansea and make sure you register for our next  where you can experience Swansea, our community and our courses in person.