We are one of the UK’s oldest academic psychology departments having been established in 1947, but our association goes much further back and includes Nobel Prize winning neurophysiologist Sir Charles Sherrington who held the Holt Chair from 1895-1913, and eminent scholars including RS Woodworth, HJ Hyatt and Sir Cyril Burt. We are a member of the leading Russell Group of research intensive UK Universities.
Today, we are one of the UK’s leading Psychology departments organised around integrated two academic units comprising over 160 academic staff, postgraduate students and researchers.
The School of Psychology
The School of Psychology offers innovative, research-connected British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a range of approved professional training programmes including the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy).
The Department of Psychological Sciences
The Department of Psychological Sciences undertakes cutting edge research with real-world impact. In REF 2014 80% of our submitted outputs were classified as world-leading or internationally excellent, and we were ranked joint 10th nationally for the quality of our impact work. Our staff are grouped across an interrelated set of themes including: Appetite, Obesity and Addiction, Forensic, Investigative and Conflict; Language Cognition and Expertise, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. These groups drive fundamental discovery science, methodological innovation and translation into real-world impact. Researchers and students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities across the behavioural and brain sciences.
Our academic expertise, reputation and facilities allow us to provide a first class educational experience for students across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. A research-connected approach to teaching is at the heart of all our programmes.