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Launch your career

We have designed our degree programmes to equip you with the key skills that employers are looking for. We offer placement opportunities where you can gain professional experience as you study. 

All our psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which is essential for onward study in psychology practice. 

Our MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) and MSci Speech and Language Therapy degrees will qualify you to immediately work within clinical settings.


Hands-on learning

Conduct original research on a topic of your choice. Projects are exceptionally well resourced, and you may have opportunities to present your work at conferences or in publications.

Research excellence

99% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience) and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience).

Read about our research

Inspiring staff

Our academics are not just teachers: they are highly regarded researchers and passionate clinicians, whose experience and expertise will feed into your learning.

Find out more about our staff and their research interests

In particular, I benefited – and still benefit – from being able to work with and learn from a large, diverse group of service users and within a team alongside other high-intensity therapists, clinical psychologists and psychological wellbeing practitioners.

Simon Brett, MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) graduate


Undertake professional placements that will enhance your experience and develop your career as part of your degree. 

Placements can take a variety of forms, including direct contact with clients (e.g. befriending, assisting in group activities, classroom assistants), work shadowing and small-scale research projects.

We also offer a number of internal research placements, giving you the opportunity to complete your placement alongside an academic member of staff within the School.

Learn about psychology placements

Learn about speech and language therapy placements

Study abroad

Studying abroad can bring a different perspective on psychology, and help you gain experiences and skills to benefit you in the future.

Depending on your course, you could spend two weeks, a semester, or an academic year abroad.

This can be part of a standard three-year degree, an extended four-year degree, or a shorter length of time such as a summer school.

We’ll help you decide where to go and how long for, guide you through the application process, and support you when you’re abroad.

Find out more about studying abroad


Simon's story

The highlight of my course has been the people I've met along the way. Fantastic supervisors and peers make learning interesting and rewarding.

Simon Brett, MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) graduate


Our research

Our research centres have an international reputation for research in areas such as child development and psychopathology, neuroscience and clinical training.

Our clinics

Enhance your learning with our two on-site NHS-partnered clinics, offering insight into anxiety and speech and language disorders. We also house an independent autism centre.
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