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The best university for Psychology in the UK: Ranked

If you’re looking to study Psychology in the UK, you need to look for a number of things. Firstly, you’ll need to look at student satisfaction for the course, in a number of areas. This includes the course, teaching and feedback. Additionally, you also need to look at outcomes after the course has finished, including if graduates have obtained a career for themselves 15 months after the course. There’s a lot to think about so, to help you out, we’ve decided to pick the best UK universities for each subject. So, without further ado, here is the top 5 best university for Psychology in the UK.

1) Cambridge University

Firstly, at the top of the list is Cambridge University, with the Guardian rating it 100. The fees are currently £9,250 for full-time undergraduates but you can have the chance to be eligible for the Cambridge Bursary Scheme. This offers Home fee status students non-repayable bursaries of up to £3,500 for home students with a household income of up to £62,215.

You do not need to apply for this and you will be assessed by the Student Loans Company when applying for student finance. Additional sources of funding may be available from your College. For accommodation, you will be housed by your college for the full length of your course. Prices for this range from £140-£200 for a room which is either en suite or with a shared bathroom. Cambridge itself describes the course to be ‘exciting, broad and flexible’ and ‘covers all aspects of psychology.’

2) King’s College London

Following on, the second-best university for Psychology is King’s College London, with the Guardian rating it 96.5. For home students, the current fees are £9,250 per year, with a range of scholarships and bursaries available. What’s more, students at King’s are guaranteed accommodation. Prices range from £155 for a non-ensuite to £415 for a large studio. The course itself is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has an emphasis on research-led teaching.

3)St Andrews

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The third best university for Psychology is the University of St Andrews, with the Guardian rating of 92.4. For home students, the fees are £9,250. Additionally, over £1 million is awarded in scholarships, bursaries and support each year. For accommodation, St Andrews has over 4,000 beds available and a range of accommodation. What’s more,  the course itself is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is because it includes training in various areas of professional psychology, including educational psychology.

4)University of Bath

Coming in fourth is Bath University, with the Guardian rating of 92. For home students, fees are £9,250 for full-time undergraduates. There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available, including the Bath bursary. Plus, there are a range of prices for accommodation. These range from £169-£225 for an ensuite single room on campus. The degree prepares you for the future, with many graduates going on to work in HMRC and Oxford Health NHS. What’s more, over half of Bath graduates go onto specialist graduate training in psychology.

5)University of Oxford

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Lastly in fifth place is the University of Oxford, with the Guardian rating of 90. For home students, the current fees are £9,250. Plus Oxford offers a range of support packages available for UK students, supplemented by support from colleges. This includes the Crankstart Scholarship programme, in which Oxford offers non-repayable bursaries of up to £5,000 p.a. for UK students studying their first undergraduate degree. Additionally, accommodation is provided by colleges for at least two or all years of study. Standard accommodation costs between £655-790 a month. In fact, the Oxford Experimental Psychology Department is widely regarded as one of the leading psychology departments in the UK and there are strong research groups in many fields, including social psychology.

So, those are the 5 best universities for Psychology in the UK. Check out our guides for other degrees, such as the best universities to study Fine Art at. 

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