Head: Professor Chris Bridle profile
The School of Psychology offers a wide range of courses from Foundation degree level up to PhD.
Apart from the main undergraduate BSc (Hons) Psychology course, we offer courses covering specific topics in psychology for those wishing to focus on applied areas such as health psychology, forensic psychology and counselling psychology, all of which are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confer the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership
For those wishing to continue beyond the undergraduate level, we offer several MSc level courses two of which are also accredited by the BPS – the MSc Health Psychology and the MSc Forensic Psychology
We also offer an innovative and popular Applied Psychology (Conversion) Masters course. This course is developed for students who wish to develop a career in psychology and is open to anyone with a recognised undergraduate degree in any subject other than psychology. It covers the five core areas required for accreditation by the British Psychological Society, including the psychology of everyday life and cognitive and biological psychology.
Our specialist facilities provide first-class psychology laboratories and computing environments for all our students. They include a Biological and Cognitive Psychology Lab, a Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab as well as a suite of research cubicles with a range of specialist equipment.
Our ethos is to ensure that psychology is not taught purely as a theoretical subject, but rather the emphasis is on how it applies to real life situations, for example
We are committed to underpinning undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with research conducted by our own academic staff - all of whom are members of the Research Centre for Applied Psychology
Our research and consultancy has had an impact nationally in areas such as workplace stress, cyberstalking, and our work for the Highways Agency and the Children's Commissioner.
Students are encouraged to work on staff members' research as well as conducting their own.
Our students have had considerable success in presenting their research at national or international conferences and some have published in leading journals.
To help students engage in the research process we have set up a Junior Research Institute and all students take part in a final year conference where they have the opportunity to present their own research.
We have an international staff body with expertise and teaching interests in all aspects of psychology, but with emphasis on the integration of psychological theory and research with practice in specialised fields such as, counselling, coaching, health and forensic psychology. We have created a friendly, student-oriented and vibrant team supporting students pursuing high-quality accredited courses.
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