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BA Experimental Psychology

BA Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics

Undergraduate psychology at Oxford is taught as a scientific discipline, involving substantial amounts of practical work and experimentation.  Our courses concentrate on biological, cognitive, human experimental, social and developmental psychology.  (Psychoanalysis and related areas are not taught as part of this course). 

Psychology at Oxford can be studied either on its own as a BA in Experimental Psychology, or in combination with philosophy or linguistics as part of the BA in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics

In exceptional cases it is possible to study all three subjects together. This option is only available once students have begun their studies at Oxford and is subject to college approval.

Psychology also has very close links with neuroscience, including neurophysiology and neurology.  If you are interested in a pathway to Neuroscience, also see the Biomedical Sciences courses.


Students who wish to apply to study Experimental Psychology or Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics as an undergraduate degree must apply through UCAS from September 2016. Information on entry requirements and the admissions process can be found here. 


As a part of the Oxford University's Open Days, the Department of Experimental Psychology opens it doors to visitors to visit Oxford, the Department and speak with current students and tutors. Open Days are held in late June/early July and again in September.


Our degrees are accredited for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, provided you have studied sufficient psychology and achieved the minimum standard of a Lower Second Class Honours (2:2). This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.


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