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.

In the last UK-wide assessment of research quality, REF 2014, our School was 19th in the UK in overall league tables, which reflect a combination of working environment, research outputs and research impacts. We were ranked 3rd in the UK for the number of both 3* and 4* outputs, and 4th in the UK for 4* outputs alone, reflecting the high 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.


Professor Arash Sahraie
Head of the School of Psychology