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Study Psychological Sciences

WHY Study Psychological sciences at Birkbeck?

We are a vibrant, world-leading centre of innovative psychological research and training. Our academics work across neuroscience, cognitive development and child and family psychology.

In the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS), alongside Birkbeck's overall 91% positivity rating for the way teaching staff explain concepts, the School of Psychological Sciences ranked 5th in the UK for teaching.

What's it like studying Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck?

Careers in Psychology

Are you considering a career in psychology? You're certainly not alone! In the UK, over 750,000 people are currently employed in roles that involve psychology.

Having a degree in psychology opens up numerous employment opportunities and holds high esteem in the job market. The study of psychology not only enhances your literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills, but also makes you a sought-after candidate in various sectors. After graduating with a psychology degree, the majority of students find employment, with job prospects spanning a wide range of fields, including health, welfare, sales, teaching and media.

One-fifth of psychology graduates with a BSc degree opt for further training in specialized areas such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, Occupational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Our BSc Psychology programme is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS) which means that it enables you to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and the basis for further BPS accredited postgraduate qualification, which is the first step to a professional career in psychology.

Research projects and Lab facilities

As a student studying psychology at Birkbeck you'll be working in an environment where key research projects and centres will feed into what and how you learn.

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