BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Psychology

Our innovative and award-winning psychology course will give you the edge and the skills for your career.

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, January 2022, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months Honours degree or 36 months Honours degree (following direct entry to year two of the programme).
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code C801 (BA), C800 (BSc)
  • Study abroad opportunities


British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society accreditation logo for Undergraduate Psychology

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Why do we behave the way we do, and what drives our behaviour? If you’re interested in the mind, and in human (as well as animal) behaviour, then Psychology is for you.

Our award-winning Psychology course sits at the cutting edge of inter-disciplinary scientific research. We focus on important societal problems such as detection of criminals and improvement of health outcomes. After introducing Psychology to you as a biological and social science, we’ll cover topics as diverse as brain functioning, child development, and social behaviour.

You’ll get hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments, working in high-end specialist labs and in our on-site kindergarten, the only such facility in the UK. You’ll develop a deep knowledge and understanding of mind and behaviour, coupled with excellent practical skills, all of which will offer you a wide and diverse choice of careers.

The course is delivered by what the British Psychological Society (BPS) commended as a proactive, approachable and engaged programme team. The BPS also recognised our innovative, student-led teaching initiatives, which help students’ personal and professional development, and our personalised system of student support and feedback, which helps to nurture a close-knit academic community.


Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

The Psychology Single Honours, and all Psychology Combined Honours degree courses, are accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS). They confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Registration, provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Prizes or awards

The Alan Baddeley Prize: A prize of £100 is awarded to the Psychology student with the best final year project.

The British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award: This prize is awarded to the Psychology student with the highest overall grade. The prize is free membership of the BPS for one year, a copy of the Society’s Book of the Year and a certificate.

The George Butterworth Prize: A prize of £100 is awarded to a Psychology Final Year student for outstanding wider achievement.

The Neville Moray Prize: A prize of £100 is awarded to the best combined Honours Psychology Final Year student.

The Peter McEwen Prize: A prize of £100 is awarded to the best Single Honours Psychology Final Year student.

The McCall/Whittaker Prize: A prize of £100 is awarded to the Psychology student for recognition of outstanding demonstration of Psychologically Literate Citizenship.

Research Based Learning Prize for Outstanding Demonstration of Integrating Research into Learning: a prize of £200 is awarded by the Faculty.


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What our students said

Friederike Schubert
Friederike Schubert
BSc (Hons) Psychology
I chose Stirling because it gave me the opportunity to study exactly what I wanted, and to study English to prepare me for an international world. I would not have had this amazing chance at home.
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Monica Dudley
BA (Hons) Psychology
What I really like about my course is that we've got the flexibility to choose our own research. Stirling has given me the confidence and skills to get into my dream career.
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