Founded in 1991, we are a friendly department with a vibrant staff body.
A department where everyone goes the extra mile, we have gone on to rapidly expand to become a leading centre for research and teaching in Psychology, with much of our research even supported by some of the most prestigious funding bodies, including the European Commission and the Leverhulme Trust.
We are also a hugely diverse department, and attract a large number of students from around the world. Because of this, you are part of a supportive and stimulating environment in which to study and conduct research, guaranteeing you an education that supports you to become the best you can be.
What's more, our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), giving you professional status and allowing you the flexibility to determine your own academic and career paths, whether that’s as a child psychologist, clinical psychologist, or forensic psychologist, for example, or something that lies entirely outside of the discipline.
Studying with us allows you to develop the knowledge, skills, friendships, and professional networks to set you up for life.
"I wanted to study at Essex because I knew the University had a strong focus on research, particularly cognitive and neuropsychology. I also liked the fact that the University was close to London and had a very diverse student body, with representatives from many different countries and cultures. I am currently in the process of completing my Master degree in Chicago, in the USA. After that I am planning to return to Essex to undertake my PhD Psychology."