The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. With the ability to determine our personality, behaviour, intelligence and mood, our understanding of this fascinating organ, and how it connects with our body, has just scratched the surface. By studying psychology, you will develop a curiosity into the exploration of the human mind and learn to describe, explain and predict the behaviour of others through detailed observation and scientific principles.

Why choose this subject area?

  • our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • you will have opportunities to take a wide range of modules in representing different specialist research areas and career routes in education, counselling, forensic, and clinical psychology
  • you will benefit from access to a vibrant research seminar series created by leading academics from across the country.

Celebrating 50 years of Psychology

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. Since 1970, we have supported thousands of students pursue careers in a variety of fields, enabling them to make a meaningful contribution to society. Working in collaboration with our students, our research has had a profound impact on health and wellbeing - a legacy which will continue for many years to come. To celebrate, we’ve put together a collection of videos, Alumni stories, competitions and much more.

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'It was wonderful to get back into studying. I had inspiring lecturers who challenged me to think deeply and critically. There were quite a number of mature students, so I never felt that I was not part of the student body.'

Adrienne Kirk

BSc (Hons) Psychology