Our psychology research is recognised
internationally and has an impact across many areas including health care and society. Our research
groups focus on cognitive psychology, sensory and cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology.
Welcome to the
Department of Psychology. We are a dynamic and
research-orientated department with an international reputation for
the high-quality of our work in psychology and cognitive
Our modern, purpose-built facilities and laboratories help
create a stimulating research-focussed environment, which feeds
into our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Our research
strengths cover cognition, mental health, neuropsychology, sensory
perception, social and health psychology, and affective and
- Exceptional research facilities
- Highly supportive staff
- Research focus
- BPS-accredited courses
- World-leading academics
Welcome to all new students who will be joining our University community. Our welcome information provides important pre-arrival updates and
will help you settle in to your new life at Essex.
Our Research Experience Scheme enables our undergraduate students to develop practical research skills, while working alongside our world-leading academics on real research projects within our Department.
Our facilities include our Centre for Brain Science, featuring state-of-the-art equipment to directly measure and modulate brain activity, plus a range of equipment to monitor eye-movements and various indices of physiological response.