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Our Degrees

The Department of Psychology is proud to offer a portfolio of a number of popular undergraduate degrees: BSc (Hons) Psychology; BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology; BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology. Additionally, we also offer BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology.

Each of our BSc 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. Please note, our BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology is not BPS-accredited as this BA programme is designed to allow students to undertake much more Criminology modules than Psychology modules. For non-psychology graduates we also offer a specialised MSc Conversion in Psychology. These conversion courses provide GBC.

To hear what the president of the BPS (Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes) has to say about Psychology at Edge Hill, watch the interview. That is followed up a public lecture given to students, staff and the public.

Our Research

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. Take a look at a virtual tour of the Dept.

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