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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.


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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 extracurricular provision.

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New research shows that pet ownership can improve the lives of people with autism

New research led by psychologists at Edge Hill University has shown that animal ownership has multiple benefits for adults diagnosed with autism.

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Edge Hill academics shortlisted for supporting PhD students

Two Edge Hill University academics have been shortlisted for their support as supervisors with PhD students.

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Edge Hill University professor commended for research into psychology of cancer

An Edge Hill University professor has been recognised by North West Cancer Research for his work in the psychology of cancer and end of life care.

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Public invited to take part in the first-ever Great Community Climate Change Experiment

Two psychologists from Edge Hill University are launching the first-of-its-kind experiment to discover whether children are the best people to convince adults to live more sustainably.

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New research raises questions about sexist attitudes in the gaming world

New research by psychologists at Edge Hill University suggests that gendered violence in video games does not increase sexist attitudes in male gamers.

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Psychology student rewarded for key role in Virtual Reality research

A psychology student has been awarded an Edge Hill Excellence Scholarship for advancing the department’s research in Virtual Reality (VR). 

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Psychology of trophy hunting: why some people kill animals for sport

In an article for The Conversation Professor Geoff Beattie looks at the psychology behind trophy hunters, examining what makes them want to kill for sport.

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Student success

Our successes

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. 

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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.