The School of Psychology
The School of Psychology was established in 1958 and is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. We currently have over 450 undergraduate students and over 100 postgraduate students. We offer an undergraduate degree accredited by the British Psychology Society and a breadth of postgraduate qualifications, including professional doctorates.
Our purpose is to be:
“A world class School of Psychology which empowers our students and undertakes innovative research, that influences the future of the discipline, and enables far reaching benefits for society.”
We do this through;
- Creating a world class educational experience for all students
- Supporting a vibrant research environment that is collaborative and cross-disciplinary
- Raising our international profile at teaching and research level
- Embracing technological advances in every part of our work
- Connecting with key policy and decision makers to ensure our research has impact
We are proud of our achievements at individual and School level. The only psychology department to hold an ATHENA Gold SWAN award is testament to the progress we have made towards supporting career development in science for both female staff and students. Our supportive environment embraces the diversity of both staff and students, making it an inclusive place to work.
The quality of our educational provision is recognised by awards to both staff – Best Personal Tutor Awards and students – winner of UK Graduate of the Year in Social Sciences and Humanities at the British Graduate 100 Awards.
Our research mission is to undertake high-quality research that addresses fundamental questions about the determinants of behaviour and major issues of contemporary relevance.
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.