Undergraduate study


Psychology study area


Ranked 4th for Psychology in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

Why choose Psychology at Loughborough?

Loughborough Psychology offers access to an outstanding teaching and learning environment, with an exciting and flexible range of modules taught by enthusiastic and inspiring lecturers. Our teaching is informed by the expertise of our leading academics who cover a wide range of areas of psychology and are internationally renowned in their fields. They give our students insight into the very latest developments in psychology, using innovative and engaging teaching methods.

The range of Psychology courses at Loughborough allows students to customise their studies to suit their individual interests and pursue a career path that they are passionate about. The undergraduate courses provide the perfect foundation for further study of professional psychology or our own specialised MSc courses such as the MSc Work Psychology or the MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Professional recognition

All of our courses include core modules which cover the topics required to meet the Graduate and Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. This allows progression onto specialised psychology training such as Clinical, Counselling, Business or Educational Psychology.

Accredited courses

All of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and share a core suite of modules covering fundamental topics and methods in psychology: cognitive psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, historical and conceptual issues, research methods and practical psychology.

Each of the five courses also offers opportunities to focus on particular aspects of psychology and to pursue your own interests in studying and applying psychology

Career prospects

All of our courses provide a foundation for specialised postgraduate training in Psychology or postgraduate research, which can lead to accreditation allowing you to practise as a psychologist.
Our graduates go on to enjoy a wide variety of careers in clinical, forensic, sport, education, commercial, financial and management sectors. The flexibility of our courses means you can tailor
your degree to suit your individual career interests and aspirations.

Professional placement year

We encourage and provide support to students who wish to undertake an optional year-long work placement or study abroad opportunity. A placement year helps to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We have strong connections within a range of organisations offering placements.