School of Psychology

Our Psychology courses are designed to be challenging, stimulating and relevant to the needs of today's society. You'll learn techniques that enable people to enjoy healthy lifestyles and facilitate their physical and mental health and wellbeing. 

Welcome to the School of Psychology

You'll develop fresh perspectives and engage in research design and delivery, gathering, organising, analysing and interpreting data with our support and guidance. This will give you the opportunity to shed light on and develop solutions for real-world issues, providing information relevant for a range of person-centred services.

Professional bodies

The British Psychological Society have eight overarching standards which we have met and achieved, so you can be sure that the quality of our teaching, and the content of our course is of the highest standard. The BPS commended our psychology team for their strong commitment to student development, support and inclusion. 

As our degree is accredited by the BPS, if you achieve at least a second class honours qualification and obtain at least 40% in your Independent Study in Psychology, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the Society. You can then progress to accredited postgraduate qualifications and training to gain chartered membership.

Research

You'll work with lecturers and tutors who are carrying out important research and have led the way with investigations into a vast range of topics including parenting, body esteem, pain management, and paranormal beliefs, to name but a few.

They play a key role in the interdisciplinary work of our Human Sciences Research Centre (HSRC) which aims to promote effective approaches to healthy ageing, supporting behaviour change and promoting quality of life across all ages.

We are also breaking new ground with our studies into nature connectedness - a new research area looking into the positive benefits that can be derived from close engagement with the natural environment. The University has established a dedicated Nature Connectedness Research Group whose pioneering approach was honoured in the UK's 100 Best Breakthroughs list, compiled by Universities UK.