Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, mental health and neuropsychological functioning. It seeks to understand what makes us who we are, how our minds work, and what constrains and influences our behaviour. Psychology is a rewarding and valuable degree, both for the fascinating subject areas it covers and the skills it helps you develop. For instance, advances in science, international conflicts and enjoyment of the arts are all shaped by factors such as our biology, thinking and reasoning processes, patterns of communication and social interaction. A Surrey Psychology degree provides a versatile springboard for your career. Our graduates are well-placed to train as practising psychologists and therapists. Equally, they are highly valued in any sector that involves people or that requires their key transferable skills such as critical thinking, analysis and communication. We were one of the first universities to offer work experience as part of the degree and have established links with many employers. As well as learning about core areas of psychology, research methods and statistics, you can tailor your degree by pursuing an optional placement year in a professional organisation of your interest and by choosing your final-year modules and dissertation research topic.