Your intellectual playground

The Department of Psychology at Essex aims to provide the most immersive and exciting experience of studying the human mind in the UK. You have the freedom and the facilities to study, experiment, explore and research why we think, feel and act the way we do.

We have a truly diverse academic community where different levels of experience and expertise are brought together by shared passions and interests.

Pushing boundaries is at the heart of what we do – in our teaching and our research.

We’re committed to giving you the best access to state-of-the-art equipment, in our purpose-built psychology facility with dedicated labs, suites and classrooms. Joining us at undergraduate or postgraduate level means you develop the knowledge, skills, friendships and professional networks to set you up for life.

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Why choose us?

Exceptional research labs and facilities including our Centre for Brain Science
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
13th in the UK for our research (REF 2014)
Courses accredited by the British Psychological Society
An ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centre
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Professor Paul Hibbard, Head of Psychology
Psychology's ideas and concepts are part of our everyday culture, yet many underestimate how influential as a science our discipline can be. Our aim is to highlight how our research findings concern every one of us and how psychology affects us as groups as well as individuals. Join us and help to explore the puzzling and curious nature of the human mind! 
Professor Paul Hibbard Head of department
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Colchester Campus Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
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Telephone: 01206 873802