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Study psychology at Manchester

Discover the secrets of the brain in a world-leading research environment.

Undergraduate psychology

Learn from leading researchers and clinicians at Manchester who are making exciting discoveries in the fields of psychology and mental health. Earn a degree from an internationally-recognised university and graduate with transferrable skills.

Improve your employability

Our psychology courses give you skills to increase your employability.

Employment-focused units and work placements will enhance your teamwork, communication and leadership skills, all highly valued by employers.

Our graduates go on to work in marketing, advertising, journalism, management, research, teaching, policing, nursing, counselling and social work.

If you’re aiming for a career as professional psychologist, all of our undergraduate psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.


Placement options

Go on placement and add valuable work experience to your CV. Elect for a 30-hour integrated placement in second year (BSc Psychology only) or a take on a full-time, year-long placement in third year. Our placement partners include the NHS, local schools and colleges, voluntary organisations and businesses.



Study abroad

With the option to study abroad offered to all undergraduate students who meet our progression criteria, take the opportunity to learn in one of our overseas partner institutions in Canada, Australia, Spain and the United States.

Tailor your degree

If you want to broaden your university experience, you can choose to swap some of your psychology units for ones in business and management, foreign languages, or other subjects available from our University College for Interdisciplinary Learning.


Sabrina Tan Sue Yi

"I think something really unique about the Psychology course here in Manchester is that it really focuses on your employability – there are courses specifically focused on how to enhance your CV or how to increase your skills."

Sabrina Tan Sue Yi / Psychology graduate



If you’re ready to apply to a psychology degree at Manchester, here’s what you need to know.


Cognitive neuroscience and psychology

If it's a cognitive neuroscience and psychology degree at Manchester you're interested in, here’s the information you need.


Contact us

Course enquiries - Psychology



Course enquiries - Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology



General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 275 2077



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Taught master's in psychology

Become a specialist in your chosen area of psychology through our wide range of postgraduate degree courses.

Whether you want to become an expert in mental health or a leader in health psychology, we have the postgraduate degree that will provide you with more than just a certificate and will make you desirable to a variety of employers.

Our courses

Taught doctorates

Related courses

See all taught master’s

See CPD courses

Jack Benton

"Although I initially didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted to do after my master’s, the high quality of the course, lecturers and university meant that I have got more than I ever hoped for."

Jack Benton / MSc Clinical and Health Psychology graduate

Postgraduate research

Become the latest in the long line of home and international students to undertake a postgraduate research degree in psychology at The University of Manchester.

With the government reaffirming our international reputation for excellence in research in 2014, we remain one of the best institutions in the country to conduct psychology postgraduate research.

PhD/MPhil programmes

Professional doctorate programmes

You can also see a full list of the Faculty's postgraduate research subjects or search for a specific project.

Samantha Hartley

"My academic PhD at Manchester not only demonstrated my ability to work at doctoral level, but also helped me to develop skills in time management, independent working, team relationships and core research skills."

Samantha Hartley / Clinical Psychology PhD alumna