Psychology PhD studentship / TARA post
Six year Teaching & Research Associate post
Wide range of careers
Our graduates go on to pursue a wide range of careers after studying their first degree. Whether you continue studying for a further degree or look for employment straight away our emphasis on employability will put you ahead of other graduates.
If you would like to find out what other psychology graduates are currently doing, please visit the psychology and social sciences interest area.
The Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC), the most advanced multi-modal brain imaging facility in the Southwest, provides the sea-change to enhance the quality of our research in human neuroscience.
With seven cutting-edge human research laboratories, including an MRI suite with the most advanced 3-Tesla scanner in the region, it will critically advance our enquiry, toward the most advanced brain research, improved radiological diagnostics and better patient care.
The partnership of University of Plymouth, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and DDRC Healthcare is central to our wider aims of delivering rapid improvements to health and well-being in the region and beyond, supporting commercial development and integrating research into education at the highest levels.
School of Psychology in the media
Jackie Andrade and Joana Galvão Gomes da Silva have shown for the first time that a social robot can deliver a ‘helpful’ and ‘enjoyable’ motivational interview (MI), a counselling technique designed to support behaviour change.
Research by Belén López-Pérez in the School of Psychology suggests that people who gave 'tough love' to their friends were actually more like to empathise with them and want them to succeed.
Dr Susan Blackmore, Visiting Professor in the School of Psychology, has appeared on Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme discussing whether religious orthodoxy is able to exist in a world of increasingly liberal values.
EU eyes high-tech cleanup for plastic pollution in rivers - Deutsche Welle
Professor Sabine Pahl, Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychology, urges scientists from different fields to work together to address the cause of the plastic pollution.
A study by Dr Helen Lloyd sees the development of a practical tool to support organisations and practitioners achieve the organisational change which needs to happen if they are to provide personalised and coordinated care for people with multiple long term conditions.
A new study by Claire White in the School of Psychology has received national coverage after investigating why young adults might post content on social media that contains sexual or offensive material.
'The Guardian' invites readers to take a seven-question test, and, according to Vaibav Tyagi, Yaniv Hanoch, Stephen Hall and Sue Denham from the School of Psychology, if you score 6 or 7 out of 7, you count as more risk taking, and therefore more creative, than the average person.
Here is a list of some recent papers published by the School of Psychology: you can find a full list from this year and previous years on our research pages
2022 'Telephone-Based Behavioral Activation with Mental Imagery for Depression in Older Adults in Isolation During the covid-19 Pandemic: Long-term Results from a Pilot Trial' Clinical Gerontologist 1-7 , DOI
2022 'Fast Event-Related Mapping of Population Fingertip Tuning Properties in Human Sensorimotor Cortex at 7T' eneuro 9, (5) ENEURO.0069-22.2022 , DOI
2022 'Plastics treaty — research must inform action' Nature 608, (7923) 472-472 , DOI
2022 'COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Attitudes and Effects on Holdouts in a Large Australian University Population' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, (16) 10130-10130 , DOI
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our staff and students form a diverse learning community and we are proud to support them in being themselves by celebrating how diversity enriches all of our lives.
Find out more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the Faculty of Health
- BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Full-time)
- MPsych (Hons) Psychology (Full-time)
- MPsych (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Human Biology (Full-time)
- MPsych (Hons) Psychology with Human Neuroscience (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology (Full-time)
- MSc Clinical Psychology (Full-time, Part-time route available)
- PgCert Clinical Psychology (Part-time)
- PgDip Clinical Psychology (Part-time)
- MSc Human Neuroscience (Full-time)
- MSc Human Neuroscience (Part-time)
- MSc Psychology (Full-time, Part-time route available)
- MSc Research Methods in Psychology (Full-time, Part-time route available)
- MSc Research Methods in Psychology (Part-time)