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This is Psychology

understanding people and society

Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour in a systematic and scientific way.

Study with us and you'll develop a strong understanding of core psychological concepts and practices, the professional applications of psychology and specialist areas including psychobiology and neuroscience, cognitive, developmental, social and forensic psychology. 

You'll also develop skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis - valuable tools if you want to progress onto a Master's or PhD programme in a specialist area.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society.

British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate psychology

We have 4 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y007
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: C801
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: C8B9
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

Where Psychology can take you

Our courses are the first step for students who want to enter specialist areas such as clinical, occupational, forensic, counselling or educational psychology. These career paths require a postgraduate qualification and the University of Bradford offers a range of programmes for students who wish to specialise in these areas.

As well as this, our courses are also suitable for those who are interested in psychology but don't want to commit to a career as a Psychologist. They provide key transferable skills relevant to a variety of careers, including:

  • Social Work
  • Market Research
  • Advertising 
  • Teaching 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Nursing
  • Policing/Armed Forces
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Our facilities

Social and Developmental Psychology Laboratory

The Social and Developmental Psychology Laboratory offers both students and staff excellent facilities to observe and analyse human behaviour (e.g. group processes, parent child interactions).

This laboratory includes one way mirrors, digital speakers and 360 degree tracking digital cameras. Facilities for digitally recording, editing and analysing observation data are also a feature of the social and developmental psychology laboratory. This laboratory also has a fully equipped interview suite where you are able to develop skills and undertake qualitative interviews.

Experimental Psychology Laboratory

The Experimental Psychology Laboratory includes 12 fully equipped testing rooms designed for cognitive research. Each testing room has a networked PC loaded with specialist software used in the investigation of cognitive processes.

These rooms are also used for biopsychology where students are able to measure heart rate, galvanic skin response and brain waves (EEG) using the Biopac System.

Eating Behaviour Laboratory

The Eating Behaviour Laboratory has equipment that enables students to measure body composition (e.g. body mass index, % body fat and visceral fat level, lean body mass, predicted bone mass).

These body composition measures are used alongside other data to explore the detailed facets of health and eating behaviour.

Psychology Teaching Laboratory

The Psychology Teaching Laboratory enables students to be taught specific research skills in a fully equipped space with a staging area for research and individual workstations.

The laboratory accommodates small groups where students are given individual support with practical work from lecturers and psychology learning support officers.

Speech and Language Laboratory

Auditory information is all around us and the way we use and respond to speech and language is a central feature of psychology research. This laboratory houses a sound proof booth and has a dedicated audio-processing computer and two data collection stations.

This laboratory is highly specialised and has been used by students undertaking their dissertation research.

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