The Department of Psychology is proud to offer a portfolio of three very popular undergraduate degrees: BSc (Hons) Psychology; BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology; and BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology. Each of these degrees is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to provide GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership), which is an essential qualification for those wishing to enter into professional post-graduate training programmes in areas such as Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology. For non-psychology graduates we also offer a specialised Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Psychology. These conversion courses also provide GBC. For September 2016 entry onwards, we will also be offering BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology and a BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology.
The Department of Psychology has seen considerable investment into its research capacity and capabilities in recent years and is ambitiously pursuing research excellence. Our research excellence was evident in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), where 23% of our research outputs judged to be ‘world-leading’ (4*), 27% assessed as ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) and an additional 41% judged to be ‘recognised internationally’ (2*). We conduct applied and theoretical research that tackles a range of important psychological issues. Particular strengths include research into memory and attention in different contexts and across the life span, as well as social and contextual influences on cognition, behaviour and communication. Moreover, we emphasise student participation throughout and have dedicated Paid Research Internship Schemes open to our Psychology students from all our degree programmes.