credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Durham_Castle_Eingang.jpg
 image credit  |   report abuse
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Durham_Castle_Eingang.jpg

Best Universities for

Psychology


Kingston University 5
City, University of London 5
University of Bolton 5
Queen Margaret University (QMU) 5
Buckinghamshire New University 4.8
University of Leicester 4.7
Glasgow Caledonian University 4.6
UWE Bristol 4.6
Loughborough University 4.5
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) 4.5
University of Cumbria 4.5
University of Lincoln 4.5
Aberystwyth University 4.4
Oxford Brookes University 4.4
University of Chester 4.4
University of Northampton 4.4
University of West London (UWL) 4.4
Lancaster University 4.4
University of York 4.4
Bangor University 4.4
University of Liverpool 4.3
University of Nottingham 4.3
University of St Andrews 4.3
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) 4.3
University of Hertfordshire 4.3
University of Aberdeen 4.3
Bath Spa University 4.3
Leeds Trinity University 4.2
Royal Holloway, University of London 4.2
Goldsmiths, University of London 4.2
Northumbria University 4.2
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) 4.2
University of Bedfordshire 4.2
University of Portsmouth 4.2
Keele University 4.2
University of Reading 4.2
De Montfort University (DMU) 4.2
University of Dundee 4.2
University of Edinburgh 4.2
Durham University 4.1
University of Huddersfield 4.1
Brunel University London 4.1
Swansea University 4
University of Glasgow 4
University of Roehampton 4
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) 4
Aston University 4
Solent University, Southampton 4
University of Gloucestershire 4
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) 4
Abertay University (Dundee) 4
Cardiff University 4
York St John University 3.9
University of East Anglia (UEA) 3.9
Sheffield Hallam University 3.9
University of Southampton 3.9
University of Essex 3.9
University of Exeter 3.8
Teesside University 3.8
University of Bradford 3.8
Ulster University 3.8
Newcastle University 3.8
Birmingham City University 3.8
University of Bath 3.8
University of Derby 3.8
Cardiff Metropolitan University 3.8
Queen's University Belfast (QUB) 3.7
University of Brighton 3.7
The University of Manchester 3.6
University of Warwick 3.6
University of Westminster 3.6
University of Strathclyde 3.6
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) 3.6
The University of Sheffield 3.5
University of Plymouth 3.5
University of Surrey 3.5
Bournemouth University (BU) 3.4
University of Kent 3.4
Coventry University 3.3
University College London (UCL) 3.3
University of Hull 3.2
University of Winchester 3.2
University of Worcester 3.2
University of Leeds 3.2
University of Birmingham 3.1
University of Stirling 3
King's College London (KCL) 3
University of Salford 3
Edge Hill University 2.9
University of East London (UEL) 2.9
University of Greenwich 2.9
Manchester Metropolitan University 2.8
University of Sunderland 2.7
Edinburgh Napier University 2.6
Middlesex University 2.5
University of Wolverhampton 1.9
Leeds Beckett University 1.9

Accommodation in Durham

Ernest Place offers luxury student accommodation
Gym, sky lounge, cinema, dinner party rooms & more!
Only an 18-min bus ride to Durham University

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
18th & 19th June 2021
TEACHING NOTES:
The UK Government has now confirmed that further in-person teaching at English universities cannot start again until Monday 17 May at the earliest, as part of Step 3 of the Roadmap. Durham asks students not to come back ahead of that date or before government gives consent, unless it is essential you do so to support educational needs.
This is the latest available data taken from the dur.ac.uk website on 25th May 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

22 Psychology reviews at Durham University


0
Student Review: 5 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member1159657 On 7th June 21

really helpful staff and useful content

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member732730 On 5th July 18

Lovely department! I am very much enjoying being taught!

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member417462 On 26th October 15

Professors are great and it's especially good to have a nice academic advisor.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member818076 On 12th November 15
Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 3 /5

Natural Sciences, BSc Hons

By member1218481 On 13th November 15
Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 2 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member819116 On 18th November 15
Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Natural Sciences, BSc Hons

By member2016774 On 1st April 16

Interesting content and very good tutorials / problem classes.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Education Studies - Psychology, BA Hons

By CKYu On 16th September 16

They even teach us muggles some Harry Potter!

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5
By member929488 On 27th December 17

Well managed course, with great guidance what ever strand is taken.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 3 /5

Natural Sciences, BSc Hons

By member632651 On 2nd July 18

Wish there was more flexibility to change course

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member1035024 On 22nd November 18

I like the course structure - a large variety of topics are covered, allowing you to find what interests you the most. The lecturers are mostly great and always knowledgeable about their subject. What I love most is the level of engagement with current research. The tutors discuss their own research and there are opportunities for students to get involved as well and assist in research projects. I believe the department genuinely cares about the students, the only occasional problems are with communication. For example, the department hosts psychology-related talks every week, which would be interesting to many students, but those are rarely advertised to undergraduates. I went my whole first year without knowing about many interesting opportunities.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Natural Sciences, BSc Hons

By member459396 On 1st June 21

Excellent university, will miss it

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member837589 On 1st May 19

Quirky lecturers, course mates with diverse characters, cardiac hill, a sandwich van, 3 hours practical classes, all good memories. One of the memorable incidents happened during a revision class in the 2nd year. Students were waiting for a lecturer to come, and he came in 40 minutes late. By that time, about the half of the students had left the lecture theatre as they wanted to do revision for the exam. The lecturer wondered in, saying nothing, but wrote on the blackboard "infantile death", then left.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member939317 On 13th June 19

Really engaging course that provides meaningful insights

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Natural Sciences, BSc Hons

By member740703 On 24th July 19

Massive thanks to head of the department who had been extremely helpful

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member1043309 On 8th November 19

There is a very ineteresting, broad content and a wide range of modules and assignments so everyone will find something for themsleves, however it is not as chalenging as I expected and there aren't enough opportunities to get involved with the department and not enough discussions, which I find to be most enriching.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Psychology (Applied), BSc Hons

By member1244314 On 8th December 19

The teaching quality from the majority of teachers is fantastic. They are friendly, willing to help and passionate about their subject which is great for creating enthusiasm. The course content is good, it covers basic knowledge and when you are able to choose your options in 3rd year it is brilliant as you can begin to specialise in what you enjoy. Job prospects are good when studying psychology as it can be applied to all different areas. The subject allows you to develop personal skills which are useful in any career.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Education Studies - Psychology, BA Hons

By member1046423 On 5th March 20

Really good course, and really good feedback for essays

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member647484 On 22nd April 20

The Psychology department is really lovely, full of top class academics, most staff I've come into contact with are helpful and friendly. Cohorts aren't huge (at least not in my year) so there are the resources to support basically designing your own third year project if you can locate a member of staff who specialises in the area of research you're interested in (you would think that all Uni's do this, but I know for a fact from Psychology friends at other Russell Groups have had to go through the woeful experience of being allocated a third year project which they hate). Durham itself is a gorgeous city - it's not exactly a party town but I think it is what you make it. There is an overwhelming amount of posh people, however, enough from different backgrounds for you to find your niche if you persevere and make the effort to meet different people and join societies. Overall, I have loved my Durham experience, and I'll be gutted to leave!

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5

Education Studies - Psychology, BA Hons

By member948166 On 14th May 20

Loved the course but sometimes the balance between psychology and education is off.

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member552331 On 18th November 20

This is a Wonderful course

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 3 /5

Psychology, BSc Hons

By member515135 On 30th August 15

Don't get me wrong, I loved my time at Durham. However, the course was pretty poor. No seminars, 100% lectures. Unhelpful tutors, no personal tutor in department, only in college and they had no background in Psychology. Feedback on summatives and formatives was poor across the board. Lecturers are researchers primarily which is great because they know their stuff but it also means they travel a lot and miss lectures. Can feel like poor value for money and that you are only their secondary interest. I totally understand you cannot be babied, but I at least hope to be treated like a customer to some extent, parting with a huge amount of money to be taught interesting and useful information and assisted with content when teaching myself from books. Essentially, I felt pretty cheated. I really enjoyed my elective modules, their content was really interesting (I chose cybercrime, English and education across the course) and it was nice to see how other departments worked (seminars!)

Value for Money
Teaching Quality
Personal Tutor
Course Content
Job Prospects
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited


Considering Durham University?

We love helping people make the best decisions about University life.
We love helping people make the best decisions about University life.

Keep reading...

Join StudentCrowd for Unlimited Access, to Write Reviews and Help Students.

We'll send you an email so that you can verify your free account.

By joining you agree to our T's and C's. We're committed to protecting your privacy.
Thanks for the feedback!
StudentCrowd is free to use, but in order to report, vote, and leave reviews, you need to create a free account.
Thanks for the feedback!
StudentCrowd is free to use, but in order to vote, comment, and leave reviews, you need to create a free account.