Choose Psychology at Hull and you’ll explore the most fascinating subject of all – the human mind.
Psychology has been a key area of study at Hull since 1928, spanning major milestones in the discipline from Freudian theory to the introduction of high-tech brain scanners. This accredited degree will provide you with a firm foundation in the core areas of psychological science – while giving you the option to study the topics that interest you in greater depth.
You’ll study fascinating areas such as memory, social relationships, child development, the ageing brain and forensics. And you’ll develop practical and technical skills which can help tackle real-life issues such as dementia, under the guidance of professional psychologists.
Our specialist facilities include an electroencephalography (EEG) machine for measuring activity in the brain and a well-equipped brain stimulation laboratory. You’ll study in a friendly, supportive department that has strong links with the NHS as well as the private sector; all of which helps ensure what you’re learning is industry-relevant.
You can also study for a semester in countries like Norway, Germany and Malta. Classes are taught in English and you’ll expand your cultural and subject knowledge while you’re there.
Our lecturers are at the cutting edge of psychology research. And that expertise inspires their teaching too, making sure what you learn is the most up-to-date theory and practice. Our research has real-life applications, like our work with international manufacturer Siemens. We are studying the psychological effects of the tough environment that wind turbine engineers must face while working out in the North Sea. Our psychologists are helping Siemens better understand this to support their engineers in their vital work and keep them safe.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
6 reasons to study Psychology at Hull
96% graduate employability rating*
Link to funded Clinical Psychology Doctorate
Accredited by the British Psychological Society
Opt to study at a European university†
Cutting edge brain-scanning equipment
Study under experts in a supportive environment
*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018
†You'll have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our selected European Partner Universities. The list currently includes universities in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Italy, Hungary and Malta
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Your future prospects
When you graduate with a degree in psychology, you'll have developed the skills and knowledge for a career in numerous areas. As a scientist, the analytical and problem-solving skills - along with experience in research, communication and information management skills - will be valued by a range of employers.
Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Applicants should also have
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C or above
IB Diploma: 30 points with a 5 in Standard Level Maths
Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.