It’s an exciting time to be studying human behaviour! Across the globe, people are confronted daily with new technologies, unfamiliar cultures, and ongoing challenges that affect all facets of how we live. Studying psychology at Essex allows you to embark on a journey into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of those individuals.
Your journey will be guided by the University’s founding set of principles of breaking new ground, of challenging existing expectations and conventions, and – ultimately – of making a meaningful difference in the world. All while developing friendships and professional networks to set you up for life!
To achieve these goals, we organise our research and our teaching across three distinct areas of concentration: Thinking about the world, Interacting with the world, and Experiencing the world. Using state-of-the-art facilities, and learning alongside world-renown experts in the field, you can pursue your intellectual passion at Essex, as we work together to help you ‘TIE’ it all together.
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
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!