Psychology courses in the UK look at the scientific study of the mind, focussing on emotions, motivations and human choices through research, data analysis and case studies. If you are you interested in studying Psychology in the UK, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.0 and A-levels in a science subject such as chemistry, physics or maths.
Graduates in Psychology can move into a wide variety of different positions once graduated including clinical, educational and forensic psychology, or broader fields such as counselling, human resources and careers advisor. Learn more about the five best universities to study Psychology from the 2018 Guardian University Guide below.
Best UK Universities for Psychology
1. University of Bath
The University of Bath Psychology Department is world-renowned for its excellence in both teaching and research. One of its key strengths is expertise in a broad spectrum of topics in psychology with people who work together across the traditional boundaries. In the 2016 National Student Survey, 95% of Psychology students at Bath were satisfied!
2. University of St Andrews
The School of Psychology & Neuroscience at St Andrews has a long and distinguished history and excellent modern facilities. The standard of research in the School has been rated as consistently excellent and they have been placed in the top category in every one of the research assessment exercises undertaken, an achievement held by only three other departments of psychology in the UK.
3. University of Cambridge
In the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, Cambridge was adjudged to be third in the world for the study of Psychology. The Department's research has a major impact on the science of psychology and has been translated into many practical applications.
4. University of Oxford
Undergraduate Psychology at the University of Oxford is taught as a scientific discipline and covers the core research areas of abnormal, biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology in an intellectually stimulating manner.
5. University College London
University College London is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, and the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences offers teaching programmes in the areas of mind, behaviour and language and undertakes world-leading research in these subjects.