Psychology

Overview

A lecturer observes students completing an exercise in a Psychology laboratory.

Our Psychology degrees examine how humans function biologically, socially and mentally, linking theoretical concepts to real-world situations and exploring the differences that make each of us unique.

Our degrees in Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Psychology are accredited by the British Psychological Society. You can also gain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society on our Psychology and Criminology degree where the balance of modules will focus on Psychology.

Non-accredited degrees are available if you would prefer to study Criminology and Psychology in equal depth or wish to combine the disciplines of forensic psychology and applied criminology and specialise in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour.

Student Views

Psychology in the News

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.

Take a virtual 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 to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

While you are currently unable to visit the campus, we want to make sure that you are still able to discover everything we have to offer and get answers to all of your questions.

Our June 2020 open day is going virtual, offering you the chance to find out more about psychology and the University through a week of online activities.

We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.

Book your place at an open day or virtual open day

Open Days

Open days provide a great opportunity to gain an insight into the student experience and tour our stunning campus with a student guide.

We are continuing to take bookings for future open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.

View open day dates and book your place