About psychology

The School of Life and Medical Sciences has one of the UK's largest university psychology departments.

Employing upwards of 80 staff, many of whom are highly qualified psychologists, and offering advanced technological facilities, students who study with us gain an informed knowledge of their chosen profession, and enter their careers with the full range of skills, knowledge and expertise required for this field.

Psychology is the study of the human mind, all its complexities, and how they affect an individual's behaviour, characteristics and attitude.


A list of all our facilities can be found here.

Psychology staff

The subject area staff list can be found here.

Career options

Postgraduate study can lead to professional careers in a range of areas including:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Educational Psychology

If you choose not to pursue a career as a professional psychologist then the knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your studies will be applicable in a number of other employment settings.

Graduate stories

If you are interested in finding out more about our current psychology student views, these videos and statements will give you a clearer view, both about student life and also what happens after you graduate.