When you study Psychology at BU, you benefit from outstanding facilities, professional and research development opportunities, and courses delivered by lecturers with a wealth of diverse professional experience.
Our core Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – meaning it’s continually scrutinised by the BPS to ensure we reflect both the needs of the profession and society. We also offer a choice of specialist courses across this subject area, allowing you to study the elements of psychology that interest you most.
With optional work placements and course content tailored to develop vocationally relevant skills, our focus is on preparing you to successfully launch your career. In your second year, you will also be given the opportunity to become a Research Apprentice, working directly with academics on their research projects and shaping the future of developments in psychology.
What makes us different
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Cutting-edge equipment and specialist spaces
During your degree, there will be plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice through the use of state-of-the-art equipment. This covers everything from eye tracking to brain stimulation, a virtual reality lab and a crime scene training centre (to name just a few). The use of our specialist equipment and spaces means that you can hit the ground running when the time comes to carry out your own research projects.
Placements that make a real difference
All of our students have the opportunity to gain invaluable real-life experience and put their learning into practice through a minimum 30 week placement. These can range from large companies and organisations through to charitable trusts including Bournemouth Youth Offending Service, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Eveline London Children's Hospital and Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. Many of our students also volunteer abroad for organisations such as Sri Lanka Volunteering and SEK International.
“I never thought working at a football club would give me such a life-changing experience. I was involved in all aspects of the foundation, from writing press releases to working with first team players on Sky Sports. To say it's been a rewarding experience is an understatement.”
– Ella Watson, BSc (Hons) Psychology student, on her placement at Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Psychology degrees that prepare you for the future
“The whole experience at BU has been such a positive one for me that I returned to study my Master’s degree, and I’m now undertaking a PhD.”
– Jastine Antonlin, BU Psychology graduate. Read Jastine's story.