Coventry University Psychology department maintains world rankings high


Ioana-Diana Dinescu, a BSc Psychology student

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Tuesday 03 November 2020

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Coventry University is one of the top 200 universities in the world to study Psychology at according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021 by subject.

For the third year in a row the university’s School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Science, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, has been ranked in that top 200, with performance indicators assessing teaching, research and international outlook.

The school hosts a wide portfolio of psychology courses, from undergraduate through to doctoral level, these enable a solid foundation of psychological theory to be developed and subsequently applied across a range of settings.

The subject has been highlighted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, with the need to address mental health, wellbeing and social issues pushed to the forefront of the news.

Head of School Dr Eve Knight believes her students will be equipped to help shape the response.

Psychology at Coventry University is an exciting and innovative discipline. Our thematic based approach to content delivery allows students to develop their understanding of the different areas of psychology in a more holistic way and to see how psychology can be applied in the real world.

This has been crystalised over recent months in a way that could not have been predicted; Covid-19 unites the world in a way that is rarely seen.

The ongoing challenges brought about by the current global pandemic have amplified the spotlight on well-being, mental health and social connectedness at an individual, familial and societal level.

Psychological factors are integral to our response to these challenges and our students are well-positioned to contribute in the future to the multi-faceted work in this field whether that be from an academic perspective, research perspective or in a more applied way.

Dr Eve Knight

The university was named in the top 250 in the Education subject table and named in the top 400 for Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics and Social Sciences.

For Coventry University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Latham CBE, a global outlook is built into the curriculum.

We are a global university group, and we are delighted that our TEF Gold standard teaching, research, and international outlook has been recognised.

When students choose to study psychology degrees with us, they are embarking on a course of learning that is distinctive within the sector. A broad range of teaching and learning strategies are utilised which allow learning about the applicability of psychology in a global context.

Through a range of opportunities, there is an intrinsic global dimension to every student’s journey with us leading to a multicultural understanding of the application of psychological perspectives.

Coventry University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Latham CBE