If you are curious about how the mind works, then psychology is for you. Here at Cardiff University, we offer two undergraduate courses: a three-year Psychology BSc and a four-year Psychology with Professional Placement BSc.
Why study with us?
Strawberry or vanilla? Shoes or trainers? We make some choices quickly and automatically, whereas other decisions take us much longer and are often agonised over. Discover the psychology behind decision-making in this taster lecture delivered by Professor Marc Buehner, who teaches a decision-making module on the course.
Sleep is critical for both health and cognition. Our researchers are developing ways to manipulate sleep (sleep engineering) to maximise its beneficial properties including the ability to enhance memory, disarm negative emotions and combat cognitive decline trough sleep. Discover the fascinating world of sleep engineering with Professor Penny Lewis.
We have agreements with over 100 organisations and can offer outstanding placements in clinical, forensic, educational, organisational, industrial, and research settings.
These are available locally in Cardiff, throughout the UK, and abroad in Europe and beyond. While you are on placement, you will be supported by School staff, who will visit your place of work and ensure that your placement delivers value for you.
A psychology degree can provide you with a variety of career options and psychologists are employed on an increasingly wide scale in a variety of sectors. Depending on your interests you may want to go on to become a clinical psychologist, forensic psychologist, health psychologist, occupational psychologist, sports, neuro or educational psychologist, counsellor, researcher or academic.
Some career paths require specific postgraduate training - our postgraduate programmes incorporate a diverse mix of taught modules, research and professional practice, and lead to a variety of career options.
We are passionate about psychology and our School is long-established, well resourced, and has an excellent international reputation. Along with our outstanding research facilities, we also have dedicated undergraduate facilities to ensure you have the best experience possible including:
- Newly refurbished lecture theatres
- Undergraduate common room with modern and varied study space
- Computing lab
- Undergraduate research rooms adapted for multi-participant studies
- Interactive seminar rooms complete with smart displays
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If you have any questions - big or small - don't hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you.