Top UK Universities For Psychology - Rankings And League Table
Check out our full guide on the top universities offering psychology degrees to study at in the UK. We’ve also curated a list of high-ranking universities which offer affordable, globally-recognized qualifications for Psychology.
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UK University League Table For Psychology
The University League Table for Psychology shows some of the top ranking universities to study Psychology in the UK. We’ve compiled a list of universities you should look out for, sorted by UK and global ranking as well entry requirements.
|Subject ranking||University||UK Ranking||World Ranking||Location||A Level Requirement||IB Requirement||IELTS||Programme Duration||Tuition|
|2||University of Bath||9||172||Bath||A*AA||36||7||3 years||£22,300|
|7||Durham University||6||74||Durham||AAA||37||6.5||3 years||£25,800|
|8||University of Exeter||11||163||Exeter||AAA||36||6.5||3 years||£22,950|
|18||Loughborough University||7||218||Loughborough||AAB||36||6.5||3 years||£23,100|
|11||Newcastle University||22||141||Newcastle||AAA-AAB||35||6.5||3 years||£22,800|
|17||Lancaster University||8||131||Lancaster||AAB||35||6.5||3 years||£22,550|
|19||University of Nottingham||17||84||Nottingham||AAB-AAA||34-36||6.5||3 years||£23,760|
Top Psychology Schools In The UK
A notably mention, the University of Bath ranks number 2 in subject ranking for Psychology in the UK (sandwiched by Oxford and Cambridge at 1st and 3rd place respectively). The course is a 3-year program designed to equip you with everything you need to become a fully certified psychologist.
Find out full course details at their website and apply via UCAS for Psychology. Their next intake starts on September 2020. At the time of writing this article, they are still accepting applications for international students.
Recommended Psychology Courses In The UK
Located in the historic Durham City, Durham University’s psychology course ranked 74th in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2019. Studying there also means you get to experience a rich cultural environment filled with history and lush, beautiful landscapes.
The University of Exeter offers a distinguished yet affordable psychology degree for hopeful students. The campus comes equipped with specialist learning and research facilities include the Mood Disorders Centre, labs for studying animal learning, and equipment for measuring eye movement and brain activity.
Loughborough University is a top 5 university in the UK which also offers a work placement year in another country for those interested in travelling and experiencing different cultures. The extra work placement year is a paid employment and earns the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) which is an additional qualification to the final degree.
Lancaster University is a top 10 university in the UK with a relatively lower entry requirement (AAB / 38 IB). While studying there, you can spend time exploring lush surrounding outdoors and forests, as well as the sights and sounds of the ancient city of Lancaster. It’s location in the centre of UK makes it the perfect location hub for visiting the rest of Great Britain.
How To Apply To Study Psychology In The UK?
Step 1: Choose A University
The first step is to look for popular and high-ranking Universities in the UK which offer courses you are interested in. Refer to the table above to start your search. Things to consider when applying:
- Entry requirements
- University Ranking
Step 2: Submit Your Application Via UCAS
UCAS is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. You can apply for multiple Universities simultaneously to ensure you get multiple offers. Read our full guide on UCAS here. When you are ready, apply through the UCAS website directly.
Step 3: Wait For Offer Letters
Once the application to UCAS is done, you’ll have to wait to get your offer letters. Come and speak with us once you’ve received an offer letter and want to make arrangements to apply for that University.
UK Psychology University Entry Requirements
Here are some of the common entry requirements and tests a student has to pass before being accepted at a UK university to study Psychology.
- English Language Test requirement – such as IELTS or TOEFL.
- Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland for Scottish Universities)
- Health checks.
- Entrance interviews.
- Personal statement. This is a supporting document an part of your application to a UK university. Usually, you will write about what you hope to achieve studying at the course, what you plan to do after graduating and why you are applying for this specific university.