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 at Buckingham is designed to give you a head start in your career as a psychologist or in people-centred employment. All the core content you would expect from a British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited degree is covered.
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.
Why choose Buckingham
Study Psychology at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). 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 Maša Popovac, Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Popovac has experience working as a researcher in violence prevention in South Africa, where she became interested in young people’s experiences of online aggression. Her PhD research focused on cyberaggression, cyberbullying and other online risk experiences among adolescents (such as sexting and exposure to harmful content) in the UK and South Africa.
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.