Why study Psychology? Why study Psychology?

At UEA we offer a range of psychology programmes catering for students with broad or specific interests within the field of psychology – and all with the option of a year abroad or placement year.

We also offer flexibility, with the possibility of switching to a specific psychology pathway from the main Psychology programme (or vice versa) as the degree unfolds.

All of our programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Choosing psychology at UEA offers a high staff-student ratio, with small-group seminars in addition to lectures, and a range of additional activities with an employability focus. These include paid internships and placement opportunities for our second year students, and a ‘Dragons' Den' residential course focusing on packaging psychological skills in a business context.

More great reasons to study psychology at UEA:

  • Our students have a great experience here. In the 2017 National Student Survey, UEA ranked 7th out of all UK institutions for Academic Support in the subject area of Psychology. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018).
  • Our teaching is research-led, with a balance of small and large group teaching so students really get to know the lecturers. In the Research Excellence Framework (2014), all of the research submitted by UEA for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
  • We offer a range of additional training opportunities running in parallel with the degree programme that will help maximise what students have to offer for future employers, including paid placement and internship opportunities, a business training residential event, and a range of career planning support mechanisms.
  • We have excellent facilities for teaching and research, with cutting edge equipment and labs used by students and staff.

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