Psychology

Interested in why people think, feel and behave the way they do? Our psychology courses take a scientific approach to understanding the human mind.

  • We are a global top 200 university for Psychology according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
  • Most of our courses are accredited* by the British Psychological Society, the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.
  • You will have the support to gain practical work experience* in a field relevant to your future career aspirations.
  • You’ll be offered opportunities to participate in exciting field trips* to a range of European and overseas destinations, such as the United States.
  • You will be taught by current staff with many years industry experience as forensic, sports, organisational and health psychologists, many of whom are also research active.

Our Psychology facilities

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Specialist facilities

Specialist teaching facilities include an observation suite, counselling rooms and specialist software, such as OpenSesame experiment builder, E-Prime, SPSS statistical analysis, Pinnacle Studio and NVIVO.

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The Library

The library provides you with access to subject-specific databases. These are full of journal articles related to Psychology, and guidance on how to find and access to psychological tests and measures.

 

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Prison cells

Our Criminology and Psychology students can use our mock cells to experience the practical aspects of life in prison.

 

 

More than a course

  • Facilities, shows or events mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Please check individual course pages for specific details regarding what facilities, shows or events are available for each course.
  • Please note that any opportunities or experiences referred to on this page may be subject to additional costs (for example travel, visas and accommodation), competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements.
  • Staff may be subject to change.
  • The majority of our courses are formally recognised by professional bodies. This means that the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams.
  • Accreditations and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. If the accreditation of any of our courses change, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please check the relevant course web page for up-to-date information on the current status of individual course accreditations.
  • The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
  • Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
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