School of Psychology

Undergraduate study

We are one of the largest psychology departments in the UK with specialists in every discipline. You will actively engage in research to help develop key skills and boost your employment prospects and forge links with employers through our many student placement opportunities.

Key facts about psychology at Sussex

  • We offer British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited undergraduate courses.
  • Our courses enable you to undertake further training as a professional psychologist – the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) – provided the minimum standard of qualification of second-class honours is achieved. This means that you will be eligible to train to become, for example, a clinical or educational psychologist.
  • We have more than 50 teaching faculty who are actively engaged in research, so we have the expertise to support you.
  • Our research was ranked seventh in the UK for research impact and 10th overall in the country [REF2014]. 
  • We are ranked 18th in the country for psychology in the Times University Rankings 2015/2016.
  • We are rated among the top 25 universities in the country for psychology in the Complete University Guide 2016 and the Guardian University league table 2016.
  • 91 per cent of our graduates found employment or progressed into full time study within six months of graduating with a degree in psychology from Sussex. (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2014). 
  • You will be taught by world renowned researchers and there will also be opportunities to join one of our research schemes.
  • You will be taught by faculty members who have written the exemplary textbooks others are learning from. 
  • Our degrees will equip you for the work place, helping you to develop skills such as numeracy, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, working to deadlines and independent working. 
  • You will have the opportunity to forge links with potential employers on work placements by talking to our careers department
  • Students will have access to our virtual learning environment - Study Direct. Each module has a dedicated webpage where you can find all the information you need to study the module, including links to resources in the library. At the start of a module, the convenor will upload the slides to support lectures at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture to enable you to prepare for the session. Lectures are also uploaded to the website for revision purposes.
  • You will be eligible for one of our prizes for undergraduates. The prizes are awarded to students for outstanding work. 
Lizzie's student perspective

"The School of Psychology at Sussex is large which means there are more options available for students, and some amazing lecturers teaching on these courses. Psychology is a popular degree and so people understand what is involved and the skills that you develop. The knowledge I gained during my degree at Sussex - for example on the Social Psychology course - has also been extremely useful in my work."

Lizzie Brown, BSc Psychology

Download our undergraduate psychology brochure

Undergraduate brochure for psychology

You can download our psychology undergraduate brochure 
to read more about our degrees. 

Undergraduate study in psychology [PDF 1.48MB]

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