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Undergraduate study


Psychology is the study of human behaviour. With our state-of-the-art facilities, studying psychology develops your practical skills as well as your theoretical understanding. You can study what interests you – whether counselling or clinical, forensic or health. Our strong links with professional organisations provide excellent opportunities for you to gain relevant voluntary work experience while you study. Innovative assessments develop your ability to communicate specialist knowledge to a professional audience. We work individually with you to improve your confidence, develop your skills and enhance your employability.


Studying Psychology at the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law gives you access to outstanding facilities, including eye-trackers, EEG and Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). You also get to use specialist interviewing labs and our replica courtroom.

  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Counselling FdA Yes Yes View course
Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Psychology BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Psychology and Counselling BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Psychology with Clinical Psychology BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Therapeutic Counselling (Top-up) BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course

Degree types explained


Quality teaching

At Teesside we are committed to providing a stimulating and supportive environment. Our modules are supported by electronic materials and we use a variety of techniques to ensure your learning is exciting, challenging and interesting.

First-class facilities

The first-class facilities for psychology students are all on campus. The University's Library houses a large stock of books, journals and has online access to further journals and databases. You also have access to the University’s own mock court room and police station.

As a psychology student, you have access to state-of-the-art computer suites; dedicated laboratories for interviewing, interaction, cognition and biopsychology for student research. Psychology students also have access to specialist equipment including the eye-tracker, EEG, and Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). These facilities allow you to develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour.

Psychology is based in the Clarendon Building, where we have specialist teaching facilities with interactive white boards, open-access computing laboratories, student centre and coffee shop. Our modules allow you to develop your knowledge, research skills and critical thinking, and are all supported by online materials.

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Excellent prospects

A degree in psychology from Teesside University provides you with relevant expertise and transferable skills for several career paths and Psychology graduates are highly regarded by employers. Career options include clinical psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, occupational psychology, sport and exercise psychology, and teaching and research psychology. Postgraduate study at Teesside prepares you to enter your chosen profession with the first stage(s) towards Chartered Psychologist status.

The variety of modules available on our psychology programmes gives you freedom to define your own career path. Many of our graduates choose to apply their psychology skills to a wide range of graduate-level jobs, such as personnel, counselling, education, marketing, sales, advertising, market research, accounting, IT, arts, design, engineering, scientific research, sports and a number of other occupations.


Teaching in psychology is underpinned by a strong research culture. We contribute extensively to national and international conferences, top-level peer-reviewed journals and the shaping of national and international policy. Our staff have a variety of research interests and are members of a wide range of collaborative research groups and institutes. The variety of option modules available reflects the diverse range of the psychology staff's research expertise.