Psychology School Trips

At NST, we work hard to give your pupils the best possible learning experience during their psychology school trip. Our psychology programme covers a vast range of study themes in the UK, Europe and worldwide. 

Browse our psychology school trip destinations

Psychology LIVE!

Show your students psychology in action at our Psychology LIVE! Conference at Disneyland® Paris. Find out more here.


From our exclusive mental health visits to a Jack the Ripper walking tour, you can cover a wide range of key study topics on our London psychology trips.

London Day Trips

Our day trips to London are a great option for groups on a budget and are certain to inspire your pupils. We can tailor our itinerary to suit your requirements, with a huge range of activities to choose from in the capital. Find our more here.


A trip to the Scottish city of Edinburgh is undoubtedly a great value, year-round destination for psychology and sociology groups with excellent educational visits on offer. Find out more here.


Vienna, home to Sigmund Freud and birthplace of psychoanalysis, is a city linked with the atrocities of World War II. Take a further look...


Pupils can consider the topics of conformity and obedience in Nazi Germany, possible psychological profiles of those involved and even discuss actual experiences with a concentration camp survivor, or relative, at the Galicia museum. Find out more.


Most people associate Berlin with World War II, with having the largest Jewish community in Germany, as a seat of Nazi power, and with the Berlin Wall imposing a Communist regime. A psychology and sociology trip to Berlin offers fascinating insights into these huge historical events.

New York

A combination of excellent immigration and Holocaust-focused visits together with world-famous tourist attractions create the ultimate trip for psychology and sociology pupils to New York.


We offer a range of packages in China that offer truly memorable experiences for pupils. A psychology school trip to Beijing offers students a fantastic opportunity to learn about one of the world's oldest and most complex cultures.

Our most popular psychology school trip destinations...


New York

As a popular destination for immigrants across Europe, for reasons varied and wide, New York has become a mixing pot of cultures and societies. This, along with the tragic events of 9/11, make New York a fantastic learning experience for psychology and sociology students. Learn more...



Our trips to London are a great chance for psychology students to complement their in-class studies with a practical and engaging real-world experience.

Our trips are often tailored exactly to the learning requirements of the group, ensuring your class cover all of their key study topics. View more details

Take a look at one of our student adventures...

Explore the world with our psychology guides

Our psychology guides have an extensive background in teaching, along with a great deal of relevant knowledge and expertise. It is their job to educate, entertain, and enthuse your students, ensuring that their understanding of key study topics is broadened over the course of the trip. We very highly recommend the services of our guides throughout your trip. They're key resources, filled with in-depth background information and passion about the topics at hand, which help to put study visits into context.

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first psychology school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

- Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
- Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
- Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

FREE school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

- Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete
- A3 posters to promote your trip around school
- PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
- Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
- Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip

For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.
If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.
Our helpful guide covers the following:

- Choosing your destination
- Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
- Promoting your tour in school
- Confirming your booking
- Tailor-make your tour
- Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
- Quick reference timeline
- Pre-tour checklist

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.

Get live updates on your group's tour location

NST's new trip tracker, Locate My Trip, is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group's location whilst on tour.

Our app has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Speak to one of our school travel experts

Our team of school travel experts have unrivalled destination knowledge and experience so they can help to bring your tour ideas to life and might even suggest options you hadn’t already thought of too! So get in touch today and we'll help to create a bespoke, budget-friendly tour itinerary to meet your specific learning requirements.

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated psychology tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Support from our Psychology Educationalist Guides

Our psychology guides have a strong background in teaching. They are highly experienced and knowledgeable individuals that help to deliver detailed background information on all key sites and study topics.

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  


Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 


Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We are LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advising schools to always to look for the LOtC Quality Badge when finding a school travel provider.