School of Psychology

Undergraduate Study

Course Information

The School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham welcomes applications from international students to join the lively community of talented students in our School.

We offer the following undergraduate degree courses:

We have an excellent international reputation for teaching and research. Our teaching is research-led, meaning that our students benefit directly from the excellent research that takes place in our School. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we ranked in the top 10 of UK universities for research power in ‘Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience’ and the University of Nottingham ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2014). Core research areas include Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, Child Development and Social Processes, Risk and Health.

Are there schemes available to help fund my studies?

Scholarships: The University has scholarship programmes with a number of countries.

High Achiever Award: An award of £1000 is given to all first year international students to assist their transition and integration into the UK and in recognition of securing a place at Nottingham. The award is extended for a further two years based on your first and second year marks, so you could be eligible for a High Achiever Award for years 2 and 3 of your degree. Joint honours students receive a pro-rata amount of this Award.

Book Prize: The School of Psychology International Applicant Book Prize is awarded to the highest achieving incoming International Student (based on the strength of their application and academic achievement), providing the student with copies of all of the recommended texts for the first year of their undergraduate degree course.

Other Awards: See the International Office website for details of other awards and scholarships available from the University for international students.

Are there facilities to help me with my English language skills?

The Centre for English Language Education runs a number of preparatory English programmes each summer. If you would like extra support during your degree, it runs free language classes addressing a wide variety of needs from Spoken English to Academic Writing. Student Services offer advice on academic and study skills’ problems, also assisting students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. They offer diagnostic help, workshops, and individual counselling or tuition. 

What form will the teaching take?

The degree combines a mixture of core and elective modules. You will also attend practical classes and get hands on experience in running experiments: from whole class practicals, through small group projects in the second year, to an independent project in the final year.  Our staff also run an open door policy, which enables students to meet with staff on a one-to-one basis, at any time throughout the day.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who directs the small group tutorials throughout the first and second year of your degree. Your tutor also acts as a personal advisor and can be the academic referee for job or further study applications. In addition to the group tutorials, you will meet individually with your tutor to discuss your academic progress and any difficulties you may be experiencing. Pastoral support is also available from the International tutor. 

Our degrees are accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) The joint honours Psychology and Philosophy does not confer GBR but students who wish to can take the BPS Qualifying Examination. 
Academic wise, there were superb scores for the department in terms of their research and teaching which is reflected in the quality of the course material and content .
International Psychology Graduate

What do our students say?

To hear about what it’s like to be an international student studying at the School of Psychology, read one of our   international student testimonials.

How do I apply?

Applications to study for an undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom should be made through UCAS.  Their website can be found at

School of Psychology

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