Courses

The British Psychological Society logoEdge Hill offers a variety of outstanding opportunities for studying psychology at University.

We offer five very popular undergraduate degree programmes, four of which are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). We also offer an MSc Conversion course. This allows graduates in disciplines other than psychology with the opportunity to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Students who study at Edge Hill will benefit from a research-active department with subjects taught from academics who are specialists in their fields. We have members of our team that are at the forefront of national and international research in a number of key areas of psychology, which has allowed us to develop such a rich portfolio of undergraduate degrees.

Our Department of Psychology occupies a modern, purpose-built building with high quality teaching and research facilities. Our students are encouraged to use these research facilities for their final year dissertation projects. Our students are of the upmost importance to us. We focus on providing undergraduates with an experience that will afford them the skills necessary for the future and their careers beyond academia. The work students conduct during their dissertation projects, or as part of our Psychology Department Research Internship scheme can also lead to some of that work being published in Psychology Journal articles. Here is a recent list of papers in which our students were co-authors on published papers.

BSc (Hons) Psychology

This BPS accredited degree offers you everything you wanted to know about the science of mind and behaviour, exploring the differences that make each of us unique.

BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology

This BPS accredited degree provides you with the necessary background to work in the field of education, broadening your understanding of psychology in this area of fundamental importance. You will receive training in the core areas of psychology and examine how psychology has been applied to education, as well as undertaking an Education placement on this course.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

This BPS accredited degree explores how psychological science explains sport and exercise behaviours and how we can use this to help develop athletes and exercisers.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

This BPS accredited degree combines the study of Psychology and Criminology in a single programme, enabling you to explore multiple contrasting and complementary perspectives to a variety of aspects of the two subjects.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology

This degree combines the study of Criminology and Psychology in a single programme, enabling you to explore multiple contrasting and complementary perspectives to a variety of aspects of the two subjects, fostering the capacity for critical evaluation of both disciplines. Please note this a non-BPS accredited degree that offers greater flexibility in studying criminology.

MSc Psychology (Conversion)

This conversion programme provides an opportunity for graduates in disciplines other than psychology to obtain the Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society.

MSc Psychology in Business

This taught Masters degree is designed for graduates in Psychology or a related discipline who wish to learn and apply the skills needed to thrive in a range of careers in organisations from start-ups to multinationals. The programme is framed around the key skills of creativity, innovation, communication, teamwork, leadership and management.

MRes Research

This Masters by Research degree provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career. The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, teaching both practical and theoretical aspects of research. The focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate your own individual research project.

PhD (Psychology)

We support postgraduate students registered on PhD programmes, who are conducting their own programme of research in a specialised area. Here is a list of projects which our academic staff are well-suited to support. You can also see the profiles of our current PhD students here.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Modules

Our wide range of Psychology Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules can be studied individually. Following completion, you can continue your studies with other modules and work towards an award. These modules cover a broad range of specialist psychology pathways such as Health Psychology and Educational Psychology.