University of East London Psychology

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University of East London Psychology

About Undergraduate Psychology

We are one of the largest and most highly respected psychology departments in the UK. Being such a large and diverse department means that we are able to offer our undergraduate students a huge choice of optional modules to study alongside the core subjects. This means you can either study a broad-based Psychology BSc or specialise in subjects such as forensic psychology, child psychology or clinical and community psychology.

Our BSc (Hons) Counselling is one of the few undergraduate counselling training degrees in the UK accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  This means that by the time you graduate you will be well on your way becoming a qualified accredited practitioner.


A degree in psychology is a great foundation for a range of careers. Some psychology students start with a clear goal and continue on with further study to become professional psychologists.

Many Psychology students however don’t realise their end career when first studying.  The skills that they gain from studying psychology are extremely transferable and will give an excellent grounding for many different interesting and rewarding career paths.   Students go on to work in a range of organisations which might include:.

• schools and education providers
• the National Health Service
• local and national government
• social services
• police forces, prisons and probation services
• human resources departments
• advertising and media agencies
• marketing departments
• financial organisations
• non for profit organisations.

If you would like to read more about the kinds of careers that a psychology degree can lead to, please see this publication by the British Psychological Society (BPS): BSc Psychology careers.

Postgraduate Psychology

About our courses

Our postgraduate courses fall into two discipline domains: Psychological Sciences; and Psychological Wellbeing and Resilience. The Psychological Science courses, MSc Psychology and MSc Clinical and Community Psychology, integrate expertise across a range of disciplines from theoretical to psychology to professional practice. Our other taught postgraduate courses focus on wellbeing and resilience. These enable practitioners to enhance the quality of life for individuals and group communities who are facing personal or collective challenges.