The School of Psychology provides an exciting and vibrant research-led learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

At undergraduate level, we offer single honours degrees in Psychology (BSc & MA) along with a range of joint honours degrees. Both our single and joint Honours undergraduate Psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

At postgraduate level we offer an MRes in Research Methods and an MSc Psychological Studies (conversion), the latter of which can be studied with specialisms in Mental Health, Organisational Psychology, or Applied Developmental Psychology.

Research within the School is structured around three themes:

Within these themes, specialist groups conduct research funded by research councils, government, charitable groups, and industry on topics ranging from understanding the fundamental processes of the human mind and their link to underlying brain structures to the application of this theoretical knowledge to current societal problems.

The School of Psychology is committed to research-led teaching, informed by world leading research.  In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, REF 2021, 94% of our research activity was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.  The REF assesses a combination of working environment, research outputs and the impact of our research, so this result reflects the outstanding quality of research conducted by our staff.

The School is committed to a support and inclusive work environment.  In November 2016 we became the first School in the University to be awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award  for equality and diversity, and in October 2020 we were proud to become the first School in the University to be awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award.


Dr Douglas Martin
Head of the School of Psychology