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Learn about studying Psychology at Buckingham, home of the two-year degree and ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK*. Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


Studying a Psychology degree will deepen your understanding of human behaviour and the reasons why we think, feel and act in different societal situations.

The two-year Psychology degree, ranked in the top 10 in the UK*, at Buckingham is designed to give you a head start in your career as a psychologist or in people-centred employment; covering all the core content you would expect from a British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited degree.

Alongside the eight areas of practitioner psychology, we offer option modules in areas such as creativity and cyber psychology, giving you the chance to try a wide range of psychological areas before you graduate.

Students will learn through Buckingham’s unique small-group tutorials: your tutors will get to know who you are and encourage you to engage in debates and discussions.

Our BPS-accredited MSc in Health Psychology enables you to specialise your interest and bridges the gap between medicine and psychology by focusing on the behavioural processes around health, illness and disability.

*The Guardian University Guide 2019 (GUG).


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.”


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.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017