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The Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University provides a supportive and engaging learning experience that equips our students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st Century.


The Department of Psychology is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research and has a number of purpose-built laboratories, housing many pieces of technical equipment. The Department also provides appropriate training for students to access these advanced research methods.


Gain real-world experience

As part of our dedication to providing meaningful student experiences, we integrate a number of key employability strategies both within our core curriculum as well as extra-curricular provision.

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BPS accredited degrees

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Four of our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and our MSc Conversion course allows graduates to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.


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We were ranked as “world-leading” by the Times Higher in the World University Rankings 2020.

Gender equality: Athena SWAN

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The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting equality and diversity for all staff and students. In October 2018, we successfully obtained our Bronze Award.

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Achieve your potential

We have a consistent track record of supporting our students to gain good degree outcomes. In 2018, we celebrated 87% of our final year students receiving “good-class honours” (2:1 classification or above), with 37% of overall awards gaining a First Class Honours degree. 

Psychology Society

PsychSoc is a society “by students, for students” to help provide a supportive community for students studying in our Department. If you are a current student, you can join by visiting the Student Union website and logging in with your university details.

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If you are a current student, you can join by visiting the Student Union website and logging in with your university details.

Aims of PsychSoc

Organising guest lectures
Guest talks from professionals in the psychological field (previous lectures have included talks from Professor Alan Baddeley).

Arranging Social events
These range from more chilled meet-ups during the day, to themed events in the SU/Ormskirk. All these events cater for everyone, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options always available when in bars.

Organising study group sessions
These will be organised based on member request for specific topics.  These may be focused on a specific topic which you may find challenging or on general skills such as using SPSS.

Being a peer support network
This can help support personal or uni-related difficulties,  and all events are safe spaces where everyone is welcome.

PsychSoc committee


Georgina Sharrock
BSc Psychology, second year undergraduate student


Sophie Harrison
BSc Psychology, final year undergraduate student


Katie Rolfe
BSc Psychology, second year undergraduate student

Peer mentor leader

Wesley Nixon
BSc Psychology, second year undergraduate student

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