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We focus on providing you with the skills and experience that you need in the graduate job market. Our courses are designed to enable you to enter a wide variety of careers and our graduates have gone on to work for several well-known employers.

We are a dynamic and research-orientated department with an international reputation for the high quality of our work in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. More than half of our research was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008).

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 cognitive neuroscience.

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Our strengths

  • Stimulating and vibrant environment
  • Exceptional research labs and facilities including our Centre for Brain Science
  • Highly supportive staff who are world-leading academics
  • Courses accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • An ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centre

Research excellence

Research profile

Our research is recognised internationally and has an impact across many areas. Our research groups focus on cognitive psychology, sensory and cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology.

Unique opportunities

Unique opportunities

Our Research Experience Scheme enables our undergraduate students to develop practical research skills. It gives you the opportunity to work alongside our world-leading academics on real research projects in cutting edge areas of psychology.

Labs and facilities

Outstanding facilities

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.