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All UEL psychology degrees are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society and are the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.

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About Undergraduate Psychology

We are one of the largest and most highly respected psychology departments in the UK.  Being such a large and diverse department means that we are able to offer our undergraduate students a huge choice of optional modules to study alongside the core subjects. This means you can either study a broad-based Psychology BSc or specialise in subjects such as forensic psychology, child psychology or clinical and community psychology.  

Our BSc (Hons) Counselling is one of the few undergraduate counselling training degrees in the UK accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  This means that by the time you graduate you will be well on your way becoming a qualified accredited practitioner.

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    100% of our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and our Counselling course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), showing we are industry-relevant and best in practice. 

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    95% of our students were either 'satisfied' or very 'satisfied' with our Psychology courses - an incredible endorsement from our own students

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    Career security

    We offered the first undergraduate counselling training degree in London awarded with professional accreditation from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).



A degree in psychology is a great foundation for a range of careers. Some psychology students start with a clear goal and continue on with further study to become professional psychologists.  

Many Psychology students however don’t realise their end career when first studying.  The skills that they gain from studying psychology are extremely transferable and will give an excellent grounding for many different interesting and rewarding career paths.   Students go on to work in a range of organisations which might include:.  

• schools and education providers
• the National Health Service
• local and national government
• social services
• police forces, prisons and probation services
• human resources departments
• advertising and media agencies
• marketing departments
• financial organisations
• non for profit organisations.

If you would like to read more about the kinds of careers that a psychology degree can lead to, please see this publication by the British Psychological Society (BPS): BSc Psychology careers.

When I started my course, I was worried about keeping up with the work but because the lectures are recorded it isn’t a problem. It means I can go back and watch them a few times in my own time to really understand and digest the information.
Sonia , BSc (Hons) Psychology 

I previously worked in US local government focusing on forensic, discrimination and prejudice in the courtroom and later terrorism.  I have now been teaching Forensic Psychology at UEL for 6 years and I love lecturing and working with the students.

Lara Frumkin, Programme Leader , BSc Forensic Psychology