Buckingham’s Psychology degrees are unique, thought-provoking, and designed to give you a head start in your career as a psychologist and in people-centred employment.
You will meticulously explore the study of human behaviour, mental processes, and examine how thoughts and emotions influence people’s actions. At Buckingham, this is achieved with small-group teaching, engaging discussions and inspiring debates.
Our undergraduate degrees are BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited, and therefore respected internationally and throughout the country.
In addition to offering the only two-year Psychology degree in the UK, Buckingham offers excellent flexibility: two entry points, different lengths of study, optional minor subjects, and the opportunity to select optional modules to align your degree with your career aspirations.
Our research degrees are offered at MSc and PhD level, where you work with a supervisor to design and carry out your own unique research project. These degrees are assessed on a final thesis examination.
Why choose Buckingham
Study at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, and where Psychology is ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects-on-track (The Complete University Guide 2024). Students are at the heart of everything we do; our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
Featured Psychology courses
Simoné Nel, Psychology
“The two-year degree covers all the core work that you need, including teaching you transferable skills. Being in smaller classes has helped me to openly express my thoughts and things I do not understand so that the lecturer can explain better.”
Meet our lecturers
Dr Alan Martin, Associate Dean - Psychology
Dr Martin teaches modules in Statistics and Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology and supervises undergraduate research projects. His research interests are in children’s understanding of and learning about scientific concepts, human emotion and cognition, and the experiences of adult dyslexics.
Dr Gillian Hill, Lecturer in Psychology
Programme Director for the Psychology BSc programme, Dr Hill currently delivers modules on Research Methods and Statistics alongside Psychology of Emotion, and the option of Animal Behaviour. She works as part of the University’s CREATE research team, and her principal research interests are in creative problem solving and significant ‘insight’ moments (sudden ‘a-ha’ or ’uh-oh’ moments of new understanding).
Dr Margaret Tilley, Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Tilley has worked as an assistant psychologist in the NHS, primarily in mental health teams providing cognitive behavioural-based therapy. She is module lead for the Introduction to Psychology 1 and Biological Psychology module, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Your future career
Aside from developing subject-specific knowledge, a psychology degree will enable you to develop your communication, leadership and research skills; refine your critical thinking; and better understand yourself and others.
It is a degree that is increasingly valued by employers due to the analytical and reasoning skills it provides. Psychology graduates are sought after in business, teaching, research, social work, as well as in medicine and healthcare.
We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.