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  • 3rd in the UK for researchTHE REF, Institutions ranked by subject (2022)
  • Strong link between innovative research and teaching, with excellent facilities on campus

Welcome to the Department of Psychology

We're a top 10 UK department for research excellence according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 results.


The department is ranked consistently among the top departments nationally with an exceptionally supportive learning environment. This is backed up by our state-of-the-art facilities for both teaching and research. We have our own magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, used to measure brain activity in experiments. Other facilities include apparatus to stimulate areas in the brain (TMS), instruments for recording electrical changes in the brain (EEG), eye-tracking, body movement tracking, sleep lab for investigating brain activity during sleep, and a dedicated ‘baby lab’ for studying the development of young infants.

Our postgraduate courses are designed to enhance your critical understanding of psychological theories, further to your skills in research and critical thinking. You'll be taught and closely supervised by a group of world-class psychologists and supported by dedicated administration staff. You can expect to become an integral part of our research community, where you'll build a conceptual foundation and core skills for training as an applied psychologist.


We offer postgraduate courses in: 

MSc Applied Social Psychology

MSc Clinical Psychology

MSc Applied Neuroscience