Bangor University Psychology

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Bangor University Psychology

The School of Psychology at Bangor University was founded in 1963 and is one of the UK’s leading Psychology departments.

We regularly rank among the top 10 departments in the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction and with over 1,000 students we’re also one of the largest departments in the UK.

Highly rated

Not only are we highly ranked for our teaching but we also have a global reputation for the quality of our research. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, we ranked in the top 20 in the UK with 89% of our research considered either ‘Internationally Excellent’ or ‘World leading’.

This research feeds directly into our teaching ensuring a fresh, vibrant learning experience with academics who have an international reputation in their specialist area.

A global outlook

We have a cosmopolitan feel and attract staff and students from all over the world to work and study with us. Our global standing is illustrated by the fact that we have been listed as one of the top 100 psychology departments in the world by the QS World University Ranking.

Student experience

A key aspect of our success is our focus on both the academic and pastoral sides of the student experience and this effort is led by academics in the teaching team who provide high levels of support to our students. We also have an international student tutor who is the first port of call for our overseas students.

Undergraduate Psychology Degrees

Bangor offers a unique and targeted range of psychology degree courses. They aim to accommodate broad interests in psychology and specialist disciplines common to researchers world-wide; they also address real-world needs.

Choose from:

  • Psychology degree BSc (Hons) (3 years)
  • Psychology degree MSci (4 years)
  • Psychology with Business degree BSc (Hons) (3 years)
  • Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology degree BSc (Hons) (3 years)
  • Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology degree MSci (4 years)
  • Psychology with Law degree BA (3 years)
  • Psychology with Neuropsychology degree BSc (Hons) (3 years)
  • Neuropsychology degree BSc (Intercalated) (1 years) *

BPS logoThese psychology degree courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provide eligible graduates with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

BA Joint Honours Degree Programmes *

You may choose to study psychology as a degree with another subject (in equal proportions) to gain a joint honours degree. The title would reflect your combination (eg BA(Hons) Psychology & Linguistics). The combinations possible with psychology are listed below and link to the modules they entail.

  • Psychology and Childhood Studies degree CXV3 BA/CSP
  • Psychology and Criminology and Criminal Justice degree MC98 BA/CrP
  • Psychology and English Language degree CQ83 BA/ELPsy
  • Psychology and Linguistics degree CQ81 BA/PL
  • Psychology and Social Policy degree CL84 BA/SPP
  • Psychology and Sociology degree CL83 BA/SP

Which Psychology Course is Right for Me?

When I began researching the area I absolutely fell in love with it and the department came across as very welcoming and hands on, as well as incredible at what they do.

Elizabeth Macmanus
Psychology with Neuropsychology

The BSc Psychology degree offers students the greatest flexibility in choice of subjects to study. The other Psychology degrees cater for students who have a firm idea of the career path they wish to pursue. Each degree programme has been designed with the research interests of the School in mind, and each reflects the diversity of thought within it. The courses are structured to provide students with an education which absorbs their interests, provides an opportunity to contribute to academic thought, and imparts the skills necessary for a career, both inside and outside psychology. The School places great emphasis on training in transferable skills. Browse the course information pages to discover which course suits you best.

* These degree schemes, including Joint Honours, will not qualify you for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society.


School of Psychology
Brigantia Building, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, UK LL57 2AS

Phone: 01248 38 2211/8453


Bangor University is a Registered Charity: No. 1141565