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.
The Department of Psychology has seen considerable investment into its research capacity and capabilities in recent years and is ambitiously pursuing research excellence. 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.