Volunteer participating in an experiment on brain activity

Psychology at Bangor

Psychology at Bangor regularly ranks among the top 10 in the UK in the National Student Survey, for overall student satisfaction. With over 1,000 students, we're also one of the largest departments in the UK.

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5 reasons to study Psychology at Bangor


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British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degrees

If you want to become a professional Psychologist you’ll need to register as a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and for this, your degree needs to be accredited by the BPS. All of the undergraduate single honours psychology degrees at Bangor have this accreditation meaning that you’ll study all the content necessary for graduate membership.

Students carrying out an experiment in the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation laboratory

Why study Psychology?

Discover what's it like to study Psychology at Bangor University. You will be learning about a truly fascinating subject from leading experts. There will be opportunities for hands-on experiences that range from dissecting the human brain to working with advanced facilities such as an MRI scanner.

What will you study?

Our students talk about the modules they chose and facilities they use whilst studying Psychology with us in one of the UK's leading Psychology departments. 

Graduate Louis Naylor, wearing glasses and a coat, looking up towards the sky

Alumni Profile Louis Naylor

Client Solutions Manager at TikTok

"Psychology is important for my job as you need to figure out what is driving consumer behaviours, for example, why people watch certain videos or trends, or engage with particular brands".

Chelsea Pemberton

Student Profile Chelsea Pemberton


"The experiments are one of the best aspects as they enable a hands-on visual experience of my degree".

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Our research in Psychology

Our research reflects two key approaches. First is the development and study of interventions to promote well-being, from early childhood to older age. Intervention was at the heart of the School’s agenda at its inception more than 50 years ago, and remains central to our research identity today.

Our second key approach is cognitive neuroscience, where we have invested heavily in staff and specialised research facilities, to investigate perception and action; language and development; and social cognition. 

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