Aaron Hall, Psychology student

Study Psychology and Social Work at Hull

Want to make a positive difference to people? As we speak, our lecturers are researching the latest challenges society faces: dementia, trauma, mental health, and social inequality. And thanks to our links to the NHS, schools, the police, and local authorities, everything we teach prepares you for tackling tomorrow’s challenges.

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Join a university where you’re a name, not a number

Here, it’s personal. When you walk through our doors for the first time, you’re a valued member of a tight-knit community. And you’re part of a tradition that stretches back nearly 100 years. In fact, we’ve been teaching Psychology for most of that time – since 1928.

Our accredited courses are taught by experts: researchers, psychologists, social scientists, registered social workers. People who bring their research, hands-on experience and passion into everything you learn. 

On top of that, you get your own Personal Supervisor. They’re on hand to give you all the help, guidance and encouragement you need, from your first year to your last.

Want to join us? Now’s your chance. With your hard work and determination, our support and inspiration, you’re unstoppable.

Melanie Garlick, Social Work
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Our BSc Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You could also join as a graduate member: an essential step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.¹

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Social Work England

Our Social Work courses are validated by Social Work England (SWE). When you graduate, you can apply to register as a qualified social worker.

Fast track Clinical Doctorate

You can apply for a fast-track route into our fully-funded Clinical Psychology Doctorate in your final year. All tuition fees are paid for, and you even get a salary.

96.6% employability

According to The Higher Education Statistics Agency, 96.6% of our BA Social Work graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.2

Cash award

Thanks to our Social Work England accreditation, you can apply for a cash award from the NHS Social Work Bursary Scheme. A big boost towards your living and study costs.

90+ years

We have over 90 years experience of researching and teaching Psychology. Led by clinical practitioners and experts in their field, our teaching covers key areas including Cognition, Development and Neuroscience.

Top 15 in the UK

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ranked our BA Social Work degree joint 12th in the UK3 for Research Quality.

Real work.
Real people.
Real experience.

In BA Social Work, you’ll clock up hundreds of hours on placements in inner cities, market towns and seaside resorts. Through the Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership, we can introduce you to some of the biggest employers in the region.

BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Criminology offer internships and an optional placement year. You can also apply for our Research Assistantship scheme, and work as a research assistant while you study.

Abigail Daniels

Abigail Daniels

After completing our fast-track Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD), Abigail supported people suffering psychological impacts of Covid-19.
Denford Duri

Denford Duri

Denford was selected as a finalist for Student Social Worker of the Year in the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards.
social work student Clare Patrick

Clare Patrick

Clare talks to Professional Social Work Magazine about Hull, her journey to becoming a social worker, and what motivates her.
Erin Minton-Branfoot MSc Social Research TAP Athlete

Erin Minton-Branfoot

"It's been one of the best things I've ever done." Find out how Erin flourished studying Psychology at Hull.
Chris Brown Social Work Masters Student

Chris Brown

What Social Work means to us. "It's about empowering people to change their lives."

Where could a degree in Psychology or Social Work take you?

Psychology is a diverse subject and our graduates go on to work in many areas. The transferable skills you'll learn can be applied to many public and private sector roles, including teaching, marketing and human relations.

Thanks to our Social Work placements, you’ll have the frontline experience to back up the theory. So you'll be highly employable, whether you choose to pursue a career in social work, counselling or the charity sector.

Chris Brown, Social Work student
Melanie Garlick, Social Work student in the Brynmor Jones LIbrary
Aaron Hall, Psychology
Eye tracking experiment in Psychology

First stop: Psychology and Social Work at Hull

Next stop:

Clinical Psychologist

Social Worker

Drug and Alcohol Specialist

Forensic Psychologist

Welfare Rights Advisor

Take a look at the facilities you’ll be using

Think you’re not ready or right for uni? Think again…

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you can still join us through our flexible entry routes.

You can take a Foundation Year: an extra year at the start of your degree designed to boost your academic skills and subject knowledge, and lead into a full degree.

We also offer both the University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice, and the Alternative Route into Health and Social Care

Spread your wings and see the world while you study

On our Psychology degrees, you’ll have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad at a university in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Italy, Hungary or Malta. Classes are taught in English, and you’ll expand your cultural and subject knowledge while you’re there.

Although our Social Work degree doesn't offer a study abroad option, you could still get involved in volunteering, summer schools and language classes through our Global Hull service.

Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. If you have any questions, just get in touch. You can also receive important updates from us using the form.


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1. If you graduate with at least a 2:2 and pass your empirical psychology project, you can become a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

2. (Social Work) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

3. (Social Work, Joint 12th) The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.