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10 Reasons to Choose the School

10 reasons to choose Psychology at Queens

There are many reasons to choose Psychology at Queen’s; especially our quality teaching, research, history, facilities and gender equality commitment.   This page highlights our key strengths.

Teaching Quality
Education experience

Our teaching receives consistently high satisfaction ratings by our students, our external examiners, and our accrediting body, the British Psychological Society (BPS)

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Work placements
Apply what you learn in real-world work environments

We embed employability throughout our undergraduate programme and are proud to offer both year-long and short-term placements to our Psychology at Queen's students.

Work Placements with Psychology
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Beyond the classroom
Student support

We are committed to supporting you through our Transition into Higher Education Programme. Our dedicated Student Support Officer working alongside our Personal Tutors and Advisors of Study will guide you from welcome week through to graduation.

Research Quality
Quality with Impact

We're rated 9th in the UK for Research Intensity and tied 18th for Research Impact according to REF 2014 with almost two thirds of our submitted case studies being classed as outstanding in terms of global reach and research significance.

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Research Facilities
Foundations of our research

Our research is built on a solid foundation of state of the art research infrastructure, backed up by a talented technical support team dedicated to Psychology

Research Environment & Culture
Athena SWAN Gold
Gold Award winner

The School is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold Award initially in 2014 and again in 2017. Athena SWAN recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Athena Swan Awards
Professional Courses
Accredited Taught Doctorates

We offer two professional taught Doctorates in Clinical and Educational Psychology, training the Clinical and Educational Psychologists of tomorrow. Both courses are accredited by both BPS and HCPC with graduates eligible to join the HCPC register.

Professional Courses
Master of your own destiny
Diverse range of Masters options

We offer a diverse range of postgraduate options – even if you don’t already have a degree in Psychology.

Postgraduate Taught Courses
International focus
Global connections

We welcome international students and staff to our School Community each year, and encourage our students to spend part of their degree studying abroad.