Undergraduate Study

Psychology

Top 50 in the world for Psychology

QS World University Rankings 2019

8th for Psychology in The Complete University Guide 2020

86% of our students go into graduate employment or further study within six months of graduating

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2016/17

Our degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society

Psychology plays an important role in addressing complex, but socially and economically important questions about behaviour. You’ll be taught by researchers in social, cognitive, and clinical psychology as well as animal behaviour.

Our MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) programme includes a clinical placement which enables you to build up clinical hours towards becoming a full registered Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) with the British Psychological Society.

In the final year of BSc Psychology, you will work with a partner on an extended research project that has the potential to result in truly novel discoveries; many final year projects have subsequently formed part of published research articles.

As a graduate from Psychology you will be exceptionally well-placed to pursue your interest in psychology working in sport, exercise and health settings. You will also be prepared to pursue further training in psychology – for example if you wish to become a clinical, educational or occupational psychologist. In addition, throughout the programme you will develop a variety of skills that will be attractive to potential employers in a range of sectors including education or business.

The breadth of career opportunities open to Psychology graduates is vast, with recent graduates starting careers as a Psychological Wellbeing Officer, Therapist, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Work amongst others.

Lecturers are very friendly and always willing to help, which means there is always someone you can consult and learn from. I have also really appreciated the chance to choose some modules outside of Psychology. I think that my biggest highlight so far would have to be the hands-on experience in practical classes. 

One in particular that stands out was looking at MRI scans and identifying areas of the brain, which was both fascinating and rewarding.

One of the main reasons I chose the University of Exeter was the course. Not only is it an undergraduate master’s degree, but it also incorporates work placements and allows me to get professional accreditation as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

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Chris

MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical), Streatham Campus

My favourite module is Personality and Individual Differences. It’s an early lecture but I would never miss it because I always leave the lecture hall feeling happy.The depth that we go into and the discussions I’ve had with some of my lecturers have been so fascinating. 

The lectures in second year are my favourite so far because we’ve started to focus more, rather than the introduction to Psychology in first year.

The Psychology group is incredibly close. I remember a point where I’d been struggling with statistics and a whole group pitched in to help. On results day I got the mark I wanted and had messages coming in from fellow students. That support made me fall in love with Exeter.

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Alexandra

BSc Psychology, Streatham Campus