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Queen Mary's Professor Michael Pluess aims to understand the processes that make refugee children more resilient and prevent them from developing mental health problems. Study with us and contribute to the next breakthrough in improving mental health.

As a Russell Group university with a difference, we believe that Psychology gives us valuable insight into many areas of life – from human behaviour in the classroom to animal cognition and natural selection.

At Queen Mary we treat the subject as a natural and experimental science, whether you approach it from the perspective of psychology or neuroscience. We teach you about cognitive, social, developmental and abnormal psychology and help you apply this knowledge in topics such as counselling and health psychology.

Why Psychology at Queen Mary?

  • Professional placement options between the second and third years will allow you to develop the teamwork, communication and organisational skills vital in any career.  
  • Our degree is also accredited by the British Psychological Society, meaning when you graduate you are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This means you can move onto a postgraduate programme that requires BPS accreditation, such as clinical psychology, working with patients with mental illnesses. 
  • Our graduates are well placed to move into clinical psychology, teaching, counselling or lab work.
  • Recent roles psychology graduates have gone onto include Occupational Therapy Technician at Cygnet Health Care, Assistant Psychologist at St. George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, General Management Trainee (NHS Graduate Scheme) at East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust and HR Assistant for the Civil Service.

More reasons to study at Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is where previously unthinkable ideas are applied to the challenges facing the real world. We do this by being the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere.

  • We are a member of the Russell Group of Universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
  • Ranked top 20 universities in the UK (QS 2023).
  • London was ranked best city in the world to study (QS Best Student Cities, 2023)
  • As a leading research-intensive university, we rank seventh in the UK for quality of research (92% are internationally excellent or world-leading)  - REF 2021.
  • 89% of our undergraduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022).
  • Our students represent over 170 nationalities, as one of the most diverse institutions in the world.
  • We are one of the few campus-based universities in London.
  • We can help you secure internships and special projects to boost your employability skills while you study.
  • Our support services include the Buddy Scheme whereby you are matched with a current student.

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Discover our programmes

Use the course finder below to discover our full range of undergraduate options, including:

  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Biological Sciences with Foundation BSc (Hons)
  • Psychology with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
  • International Foundation Year


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Our students say...


As an undergraduate, I studied BSc Psychology. The course at Queen Mary was unlike any other top university course, as it had a strong biological and statistical component that prepared me from transferring straight from an undergraduate to a PhD programme.
— Becky Oldroyd , BSc Psychology

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G.E. Fogg, home to our biosciences and psychology students, recently underwent a £4.5 million refurbishment and offers excellent on-campus facilities to aid your studies. Take a 360° tour around the building. 

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