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 were ranked 15th in the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • We are a research-intensive school with expertise in a wide variety of areas.
  • 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 textbooks others are learning from. 
  • Our degrees will equip you for the workplace, 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 - Canvas. 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. 


Find out more about Psychology at Sussex

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

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