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Hear our students talk about their time studying with us and our staff talk about their latest research breakthroughs. Our videos will show you the passion and enthusiasm that you will find in our Department.

Flexible course structure

Our BA/BSc Psychology is modular and we offer you increasing choice of optional modules as you progress through each year. This enables you to build a programme of study that matches your interests.

You can also choose to spend a year studying abroad and all Essex students have the opportunity to learn a language alongside their course through our award-winning Languages for All programme.

Research skills

We emphasise the teaching of research skills. You will learn how to design effective studies of your own, and to appraise and critically evaluate those of others. During your final year you will conduct your own research project and by the time you graduate you will have a deep understanding of how psychology is used in the world.

Getting you ready for life after graduation

Once you complete your course, your knowledge and practical skills will have prepared you for a career within psychology and beyond.

We place an emphasis on learning key skills that will be valuable even if you decide to move away from the sciences. By studying with us you will also be prepared for postgraduate study in the future.

Are you a new student looking for essential information? Find it on our Welcome page.

Graduate profiles

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Our graduates acquire exceptional skills during their time at Essex and have gained jobs with a wide variety of top employers. Our graduate profiles demonstrate the strength and versatility of the qualifications that we offer.


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Our undergraduate course is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society. Accreditation means that the widest possible range of training, development and employment opportunities will be open to you.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Ask us a question

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Would you like to find out more about our psychology courses or Department? We know how important your choice of university is so contact us and our friendly team is on hand to offer support and information.