Psychology and Religion at University of Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

This innovative programme focuses on the role of religion and belief in society and on our everyday experiences. An understanding of both psychology and religion is essential in today’s world. Psychology and Religion helps us understand:

  • Our relationships with others
  • Our personal experiences
  • The world around us and how society works
  • Important social issues and world events
You will learn how we interpret information from the media and those around us. You will find out why we react the way we do in certain situations, as individuals and as a society, and how religion shapes the choices we make. You will cover questions such as:
  • What factors affect our willingness to help other people?
  • How does religion relate to our health/well-being?
  • How does religion affect our view of the world around us?
This programme is the only one like it in the world. It’s unique as it will gives you a solid understanding of both Psychology and Religion as well as focusing on the intersection between both disciplines. BA Psychology and Religion will give you the skills employers in a wide range of industries are looking for. You will learn to question the world around you and gain a wide range of skills including formulating strong arguments, problem solving and the ability to think differently. You will become a global graduate with an awareness of global, local and cross-cultural issues. It will set you up for a wide range of careers where understanding people is key including areas such as Marketing, Policy, Law and Order, Social Care and Politics. If you choose to follow a career in Psychology, this course will give you the solid foundations you need to go on to further study to become a qualified Psychologist. Why study this course? One of a kind – Our BA Psychology and Religion programme is unlike any other course, giving you the chance to Psychology and Religion as well as the unique cross section between disciplines. Taught by experts – You will be taught by specialists in both Psychology and Religion – two areas that in combination can be applied to address significant societal challenges that we face today. Our academics regularly work with policy-makers and advise governments and public bodies on engagement with faith communities. Flexible module choice – Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing from wide range of optional modules from both Psychology and Theology and Religion. You will complement these modules by exploring the connection between each discipline through unique core modules. Interesting and diverse career paths – This degree offers an excellent preparation for any kind of career that requires understanding how people think and interact with others around them. Culturally diverse city – All faiths are well-represented in Birmingham, with more than 650 churches, mosques, synagogues and temples across the city. Birmingham is home to one of the UK’s largest Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist communities, the second largest Hindu community and the seventh largest Jewish community. The Department also works closely with the city’s faith leaders and communities. This course is not accredited by the British Psychology Society. However, upon graduation, students wishing to pursue a career in Psychology can study a postgraduate conversion degree. The BA Psychology and Religion course provides an excellent grounding for further study. Top 10 for undergraduate Theology and Religious Studies in the Guardian League Table 2023 Top 150 for Psychology in the QS World University Rankings 2022 Top 10 for Theology in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023


First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Psychology and Religion at University of Birmingham - UCAS