School of Psychology




We're happy you are considering coming to study Psychology at Newcastle. The British Psychological Society accredits our flagship Psychology degrees.

Single honours

Read more about our Psychology BSc

You will take part in experiments and research projects during the summer vacation.

Joint honours

International students

Many of our undergraduates are from overseas and we welcome applications from international students. Non-native English speakers will need to provide evidence of their ability in the language. 

The University can offer language training if necessary. Further information is available on the University's International Students website.


The study of psychology is varied. The skills you learn are useful for a range of careers and we have a strong focus on graduate employability.

More information

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Visit our Psychology facebook page and see posts that current students have uploaded. They share their experiences so you can gain more information from a student's point of view.

You can also visit our Psychology Twitter feed for tweets from staff and students.

Prospective students chat to Psychology staff at one of our open days.
Prospective students chat to Psychology staff at one of our open days.

Research Participation

In the first year of BSc Psychology, you take part in staff and other students' experiments.

This is a learning experience for you. You will get to know how different areas of psychology conduct research.

It is also something you can draw on when you are in your third year and running projects of your own.

These are a great way to contribute to research over the summer. They also help you gain more practical experience.

Vacation Projects

To work on one of these projects, you need to approach the appropriate supervisor as soon as possible.

These schemes encourage you to develop your own project ideas with a potential supervisor. With their help, you submit an application. We look at applications on the scientific merit of the project, and academic merit to the student.

Colour perception and colour preference 

Several projects are available in the area of colour perception, memory and preference. You will gain experience of psychophysical testing and data analysis

You also pick up knowledge of visual perception and experimental design. Things we look at include why men and women prefer different colours and whether bananas are always yellow. 

Contact Prof Anya Hurlbert for more information.

Does the brain allow for eye movement when fusing the two eyes' images? 

The project involves you spending time taking psychophysical data. You look at images on a computer screen and press buttons to say what you see. 

There will also be the opportunity to get involved in the data analysis if you desire.

Contact Professor Jenny Read for more information.

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