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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

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

tel: +44 (0)161 529 4563



Course enquiries - Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology



General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 275 2077