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.

New for 2024

Our new 4-year MSci Psychology is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to our well-established BSc Psychology degree.

Your Options

  1. It's not too late to apply through UCAS EXTRA. Visit our UCAS Extra guide to find out how Extra works and if you could be eligible for another chance at applying to your dream course. 
  2. Alternatively, if you're worried about your upcoming grades, you can pre-register for clearing now.

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

Jack Rippon Eloise Stocker Kate Miller Hiu Lam Chau

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
Girl sitting on a park bench

"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."

Find out more about Elinor's Student Story

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, MSci

The 4-year MSci Psychology is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to our well-established BSc Psychology degree.  Leading to a master’s level qualification, this course is the ideal springboard for a research career in the field of Psychology.

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