Department of Psychology

Our philosophy

Psychology is a vibrant centre that conducts highly-rated research, fosters intellectual discussions, and provides an excellent teaching and learning environment for a diverse student community. It brings together an energetic team of academics with internationally recognised expertise in the basic and applied aspects of psychological research.

Undergraduate study

The BSc in psychology has been accredited by the British Psychological Society since 2001. The teaching is research-led, wide-ranging and dynamic and consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, small group tutorials, as well as other assorted guided activities. Students can gain hands-on research experience via our volunteer researcher scheme and benefit from close links to specialists clinics and hospitals, schools, care homes, and nurseries in the London area. Our courses are designed to enable our students to develop their skills for a wide range of careers.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

The department also offers an exciting range of taught postgraduate courses that will promote career opportunities in professional practice or academia.

Our academic staff leads active research groups with significant research impact. Most of its output is rated as world leading or internationally excellent and our laboratories and research facilities have been steadily upgraded and expanded. More applied and pragmatic questions are explored not only in our laboratories but also in real-world settings.

Opportunities for postgraduate students to work with internationally-renowned researchers are offered in several research areas with a thriving community of PhD students:

  • Child psychology
  • Clinical and health psychology
  • Art, Cognition/Creativity and Emotion Research Group (ACErg)
  • Social psychology.

Psychology events

Open Science Workshop

Friday 12 May 2023

Staff in the department

Contact us

Head of Department of Psychology: Dr Sabira Mannan.

Psychology undergraduate course administrator: Tony Bowry

Psychology postgraduate course administrator: Andrew Wright.