The School of Psychology is a community of 50+ academics and professional clinicians undertaking innovative research and delivering high quality teaching. The research we do, the interventions we develop, and the teaching and training we deliver are intended to provide maximum benefit to individuals and societies. We are concerned with psychological issues across the life-course and across generations, in the face of local and global challenges to wellbeing and psychological health. The School is particularly focussed on:
- Releasing the lifelong potential of the Brain
- Addressing inequalities in life-course health and wellbeing
- Helping to embrace changing communities and environments
- Intervening to create happy, healthy and creative lives
- Creating innovative assessment, analysis and intervention
- Educating the Professionals of the future
Our courses are highly regarded and popular: We offer an Undergraduate BSc course and a range of Postgraduate MSc courses, including, a Graduate Conversion course and specialist MSc courses in Research Methods, Health, Social, or Environmental Psychology. We offer a range of short and CPD training courses for professionals including in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. We also have one of the largest cohort of Doctoral training in the UK with a lively and successful PhD programme and Practitioner Doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology and we offer Stage 2 accreditation in Health Psychology.
A key element to our approach is the development of links with non-academic partners and the advantages of this are particularly evident in the opportunities that BSc students have to explore life as a professional psychologist by participating in the Professional Training year. This also contributes to our excellent graduate employment record, which is currently 96.8%. Our success in providing excellent teaching and student experience is reflected in a number of league tables. Currently we are ranked:
- 2nd in The Telegraph top 10 list of Psychology degrees
- 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2016
- 13th in Complete University Guide 2016
Students graduating from our UG and Conversion programmes are eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Our Professional trainee courses are also accredited by the BPS, and also by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and are part of the Department of Health's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT).