Hear from our students

Find out what it's like to be a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology, and see how our courses have benefited past students in their chosen careers.

MRes Clinical Psychology videoDivya and Jonathon, MRes Clinical Psychology

"for my first placement I worked within the Oncology Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It was really good because I was able to pick up things from there and learn new skills that I hadn't learnt before."

Forensic Psychology Practice DoctorateElspeth, Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate

"The course itself can offer so much in terms of developing your skills as a forensic psychologist. I think its links with so many different placements across the West Midlands is so helpful."

PhD psychology Johnny Lau video play buttonJohnny (from China), PhD Psychology

"I chose to study in Birmingham because it is a world class university and it is highly rated as a research institute"

PhD Psychology video buttonIraida (from Florida), PhD Psychology

"I get that university experience but also I'm getting clinical experience... and it's just really invaluable when it comes to your CV, being able to show that you can work with all sorts of people."

Iulia ComşaIulia Comşa, MRes Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

"The course successfully introduced me to computational and cognitive neuroscience and I am very happy with the research and transferable skills that I acquired."

Cliff TongCliff Tong, Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (High Intensity)

"It was tough working full time and also attending the course but it was made enjoyable by the excellent teaching and supervision."

Emma PalmerEmma Palmer, MRes Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation

"My time at Birmingham has given me invaluable skills in both research and project management, without which I don’t believe I would hold the position I do today."

Joaquin Marquez BugellaJoaquin Marquez Bugella, MRes Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

"I've learned to program simulations to shed light onto the highly interesting and yet mostly undiscovered field of brain mechanisms."

Tim Vivian GriffithsTim Vivian-Griffiths, MRes Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

"I would thoroughly recommend this course to people interested in this field, it has provided me with vital skills that I will continue to develop throughout my current PhD."