10 Reasons to Choose the School

10 reasons to make us your first choice

There are a multitude of reasons to make the School of Psychology at Queen's your first choice; from our amazing reputation and heritage, to our world class facilities and research calibre. This page highlights ten of the best reasons for you to join us...

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Global impact

The School of Psychology is truly world-leading in both its teaching and its research output.

Almost two thirds of its Research Excellence Framework 2014 submitted case studies being classed as outstanding in terms of global reach and research significance.

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World class facilities

Our Movement Innovation Lab contains state-of-the-art technology.

This includes 22 Motion Capture cameras for movement analysis, AMTI force platforms for analysis of gait and posture and virtual reality systems for studying decision-making and testing products. Our Child Development Lab includes one-way mirrors, built-in video cameras and playback system, sound recording and EEG testing.

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Employability and industry links

Our Insight Programme is a school-based employability scheme which spans all three years of our undergraduate degree.

The scheme seeks to enhance the experience and confidence of our students from school through to workplace. We also collaborate with local businesses, sports organisations and political institutes.

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Multifaceted Research Portfolio

We are involved in cutting-edge research that spans a multitude of fields.

These include health, child development, perception action communication, social psychology and animal behaviour.

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Our professional development courses

We offer two professional Doctoral programmes in clinical and educational psychology.

We also offer a Diploma in Applied Psychology for Associate Psychologists.

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Celebrating diversity

We provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all staff and students.

We recognise and respect a wide diversity of ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. In May 2014, we were awarded a Gold Award by Athena SWAN in recognition of good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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An international approach

We have a continually growing international community of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff within our School.

Our research is conducted and recognised as excellent across the world. We encourage all our undergraduate students to consider spending a period of time abroad and we actively support both the Erasmus Scheme and the Study USA programme.

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A History of excellence

The study of psychology has been an essential and thriving aspect of academic life here at Queen’s for over 65 years.

The first honours undergraduate degree was first taught here in 1952.

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Instant accreditation

All BSc Psychology graduates automatically become graduate members (MBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.

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All BSc Psychology graduates are eligible to become graduate members (MBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS),

The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The degree also confers the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership, which is necessary if you wish to continue with any further postgraduate training in applied areas of psychology.