About the School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the strongest and most active psychology departments in the UK, with an excellent reputation for teaching and research across all areas of contemporary psychology.  

With around 800 undergraduates, 250 postgraduates including 100 PhD students, and 140 research and teaching staff we are one of the largest psychology departments in the country. 

Our BSc Psychology and MSci programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society. We offer a range of postgraduate courses at MSc, MA, MRes and PhD level, from Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics, to Forensic Psychology.

Each year the College of Life and Environmental Sciences invests in attracting outstanding students to our PhD programmes, nationally and internationally (67% are home/EU students and 33% are international). Among our PhD students 24% are in receipt of College full- or part-funded studentships and 36% have externally funded studentships. 

The School currently has a live research grant portfolio of £14.1m generating an annual income of around £3.8m. Of our 140 staff, 63% are core funded, and 37% are research funded*.

The School hosts four specialist research centres:

Staff and students benefit from our extensive links with local hospitals and clinics, other universities, schools and nurseries, industrial companies and local and national government departments.


*Based on 2015 data