Psychology in University of Surrey or in University of St. Andrews?Watch
I have the impression that surrey has a stronger reputation and a better uni in the research in the field of psychology even that st andrews is better in whole...
Both pretty good universities, but don't trust league tables. St. Andrews has a 600 year history and a stronger reputation as a whole, if that helps your decision. Visit both if possible, to see where you'd feel happy for 3 years. University reputation isn't as important for psychology, as for say law.
They are both pretty good, and have a placement year. I think it will be more about which one you feel more comfortable at.
I think in the end, St Andrews has the "reputation", but without people who have first hand experience of both unis it would be hard to tell if the teaching is really better at either university. St Andews is a world-renowned centre for Animal (evolutionary comparative) psychology if your interested in that though.
St andrews would be a four year course because of the scottish system, although i think it is possible to skip into the second year. That's another year of debt, or another year of university fun (depending on how you look at it).
At Scottish universities, 4th year is entirely free for UK students, so that shouldn't be a factor to consider.
Either way, another year of undergraduate studies is another year of paying for accomodation (which i imagine is not cheap in St Andrews), and in that time you could get a real masters (not a honourary St andrews one :P) or research experience or work experience which would make you more employable.