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Best UK Universities for Psychology If You Achieve Three Bs

Dennis Relojo

2nd October 2016

Are you looking to study Psychology in the UK and are looking at universities that require three Bs? Following our recently published list of the top 10 UK Universities for Psychology, here are some of the best universities to study Psychology in the UK if you achieve three Bs.

1. University of Dundee - Dundee takes prides on its teaching and the quality of their undergraduate degrees in psychology, Masters courses, and PhD supervision. They conduct outstanding research in human experimental psychology, particularly in the fields of language and cognition, neuroscience and development, and social psychology.

2. University of Aberdeen - The School of Psychology at Aberdeen is part of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine and provides an exciting and vibrant research-led learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. At undergraduate level, Dundee offers student single honours degrees in Psychology (BSc & MA) along with a range of joint honours degrees.

3. University of Essex - At Essex you have the freedom and the facilities to study, experiment, explore and research why we think, feel and act the way we do. Essex has a truly diverse academic community where different levels of experience and expertise are brought together by shared passions and interests. Their courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), giving you professional status and allowing you the flexibility to determine your own academic career path.

4. University of Stirling - Psychology at Stirling is committed to internationally recognised and excellent scientific research, coupled with innovative and reflective research-led teaching and learning. They aim to grow basic research in the science of mind and behaviour, linked to applied research with direct impacts for society. This linkage provides them with a unique identity and allows their students at all levels to experience the joint challenges of doing basic research and the rigorous application of this research.

5. Plymouth University - Plymouth is in the top 20 of all UK universities in psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry with 83 per cent of its research output rated world-leading or internationally excellent by REF2014, placing them above Bristol, UCL, Manchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, and many others. Their research impact was equal to that of Exeter, and they were the top rated modern university overall.


6. Heriot-Watt University - At Heriot-Watt they use a variety of scientific methods to explore major aspects of, for example, the ways in which we develop from early infancy to adulthood and to old age, the ways in which we perceive the world, think, solve problems and make decisions, and the way we interact with each other.

7. The Open University - The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences runs courses which form part of a number of Open University awards, such as the BSc Psychology, the BSc Forensic Psychology, the BSc Psychology with Counselling, the BSc Social Psychology, the BSc/BA Social Science with Psychology, the MSc Psychology and the MSc Psychological Research Methods. It has an active research programme including research students studying for PhDs, and staff are members of three large university research centres (CCIG, HERC and CREET).

8. Oxford Brookes University - The Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes offers undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-qualifying and post-qualifying courses as well as research opportunities in a wide range of subject areas including: psychology, midwifery, community nursing, public health, social work, child and family wellbeing, substance misuse, social interventions, management, education and leadership in health and social care. They have campus based, blended and distance course delivery.

9. University of Strathclyde - The University’s founder John Anderson in 1796 viewed the purpose of a university as serving "the public, for the good of mankind and the improvement of science". The Psychology Group focuses its research on being useful to society, by employing psychological insights and understandings to address the problems we face today.

10. University of Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire's School of Life and Medical Sciences has one of the UK's largest university psychology departments. Employing upwards of 80 staff, many of whom are highly qualified psychologists, and offering advanced technological facilities, students who study with us gain an informed knowledge of their chosen profession, and enter their careers with the full range of skills, knowledge and expertise required for this field.

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Dennis Relojo

Dennis manages Psychreg, an online resource in psychology and allied fields. He also works as a Learning Support Coach for South Essex College. He holds an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire.

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