Psychology

Overview

Psychology student Leah Lakin-Cairns stands in the University library in the Catalyst building.

Psychology is always looking ahead. Learn how to create a better future and master the sought-after skills modern technology can’t mimic. Our four BSc degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society and cover everything from sport and exercise to education and criminology. Our teaching team specialise in important areas like cyberpsychology and addiction – you might even work alongside them as a paid intern.

In our brand new £6m Law & Psychology building, we’ll help you develop uniquely human skills – you’ll be able to show employers you can think creatively, communicate effectively and collaborate on research projects. When you graduate, build on your expertise with postgraduate study or apply your skills to careers in everything from health psychology to advertising.

Psychologists are always looking ahead – sport and exercise experts uncover ways to improve health, education specialists find more effective ways to teach, and criminologists want to create a safer society. At Edge Hill, our courses cover all these areas and help you learn to solve big challenges that technology can’t. Here, you’ll develop uniquely human skills like being able to think creatively, communicate effectively and collaborate in teams.

Just like the subject, our expertise is broad. Our teaching team specialise in areas from autism and dyslexia to cyberpsychology and addiction. You’ll choose from optional modules like forensic psychology, applied psychopharmacology or clinical psychology, together with opportunities to work alongside staff on research as part of a paid internship. And did we mention we have a new £6m Law & Psychology building?

All four psychology degrees at Edge Hill are accredited by the British Psychological Society – the body recognised by major employers and a gateway to psychology career paths. Some students decide to carry on to postgraduate study, while others work in a range of areas including health, research, leadership and advertising. Whatever you decide to do, we’ll give you the skills employers want today and prepare you for the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Carry out your own research in our new £6m Law & Psychology building. Discover our research labs for eye tracking, EEG, TMS, our VR suite and even a simulated bar to study the effects of alcohol.
  • Worried you’ll struggle with statistics and research methods? By breaking down these topics into bite size chunks and setting weekly tests (instead of bigger exams), you’ll get regular feedback and support.
  • Get involved with research projects and paid internships within the department. You’ll work with our research-active staff who are specialists in their areas of expertise.

Student Views

Psychology in the News

Courses

A students sits with a book open on his lap while listening attentively to a lecture.

The following Psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society:

We also offer a joint honours degree that allows equal study of two subject areas:

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Facilities

Two students walk by the Law and Psychology building at night.

The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. There are also specially designed experimental facilities for psychological research.

Psychology resources include state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity. Other specialist laboratories include a group testing laboratory, two bi-directional observation rooms, a ‘bar simulation laboratory’ (for alcohol research), audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.

Law and Psychology Building 360 Virtual Tour

Take an in-depth tour of the Department of Psychology 

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospecitve student and her mum take part in a psychology exercise during a visit to the department at an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including psychology, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021