Psychology

Psychology courses at Loughborough provide you with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science, allowing graduates to build their careers on a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited qualification.

Top 10 in the UK for Psychology The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
Accredited by the British Psychological Society
1st in the world for the fifth time running for sport-related subjects QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
Gold Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Psychology at Loughborough

Whether you choose to study Psychology, Psychology in Education, Psychology with Criminology, or Sport and Exercise Psychology, you will gain insights into the very latest developments in psychology.

Our academic staff are applied in nature, ensuring their teaching reflects current practice, while our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), allowing you to progress onto specialised psychological training such as clinical, counselling, business, educational or sport and exercise psychology.

All courses 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.

Our teaching is applied to real-world scenarios and informed by the expertise of our leading academics who are internationally renowned in their fields, ensuring that your learning will be relevant to a wide range of graduate careers.

The different courses and range of available pathways also allow you to customise your studies to suit your individual interests and pursue a career path you are passionate about.

Links with industry

Every Psychology student at Loughborough is encouraged and supported to undertake an optional year-long work placement or study abroad opportunity during their degree.

This placement year helps you to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We have strong connections with a range of organisations offering placements.

Our students have secured placements with NHS Trusts, schools, prisons, the Home Office, the Health and Safety Executive, in research and academia, and with various consultancies and companies.

Career opportunities

We are continually investing in our facilities to ensure that our students' living and learning experiences are truly first-class.

A degree in Psychology can open doors to a variety of career paths in different sectors, including commercial or healthcare settings, and roles in management and human resources, education, community and social work, financial services, and psychological research.

It also provides a foundation for postgraduate study or further professional training for careers in counselling or clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychology.

Graduates from our Psychology courses have secure graduate jobs including:

  • Assistant Clinical Psychologist, NHS
  • Assistant Psychologist, Brain Injury Trust
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre Assistant, University of Oxford
  • Assistant Director, Explore Learning
  • Project Coordination for children with eating disorders, First Steps
  • Child Care Officer, West Sussex County Council
  • Customer Development Graduate, Johnson & Johnson
  • Graduate HR Advisor, Williams Grand Prix Engineering
  • Market Research Graduate, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Management Consulting Analyst – KPMG