The School of Psychology is part of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine and provides an exciting and vibrant research-led learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

At undergraduate level, we offer student single honours degrees in Psychology (BSc & MA) along with a range of joint honours degrees. We also offer an ESRC-recognised Masters course in Research Methods and a MSc Psychological Studies conversion course recognised by the BPS.

Our research activity is grouped 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 latest 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. Our major accomplishment is that we were 3rd in the UK for the amount 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.

Professor Arash Sahraie
Head of the School of Psychology