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Five PhD studentships available - apply by 1 May 2020
We are offering three PhD studentships (3 years full-time) and two Teaching and Research Associate positions (TARAs - 6 years). TARAs are part-time teaching/PhD roles.
Three full-time and two part-time PhD studentships available in any area of psychologyFind out how to apply
- MPsych (Hons) Advanced Psychology (Full-time)
- MPsych (Hons) Clinical Psychology (Full-time)
- MPsych (Hons) Human Neuroscience (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Human Biology (Full-time)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology (Full-time)
- MSc Advanced Psychology (Full-time, Part-time route available)
- 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)
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.
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.
In line with University policy, we do not tolerate bullying or harassment and we are continually working on how best to support everyone in being the best they can be.
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
Dr 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
2020 'If your device could smile: People trust happy-sounding artificial agents more' Computers in Human Behavior 105, 106215-106215 , DOI
2020 'Associations between pro-environmental behaviour and neighbourhood nature, nature visit frequency and nature appreciation: Evidence from a nationally representative survey in England' Environment International 136, 105441-105441 , DOI
2020 'Understanding public attitudes to hate: developing and testing a UK version of the Hate Crime Beliefs Scale' Journal of Interpersonal Violence PEARL
2020 'Separating Content and Structure in Humor Appreciation' Journal of Individual Differences 41, (1) 37-44 , DOI
2019 'An exploration of attachment and trauma in young men who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours' Journal of Sexual Aggression 1-17 , DOI
2019 'Diving and mental health: the potential benefits and risks from a survey of recreational scuba divers' Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal 49, (4) 291-297 , DOI
2019 'Investigating cooperation with robotic peers' PLOS ONE 14, (11) e0225028-e0225028 , DOI
2019 'Improving access to social care services following Acquired Brain Injury: A needs analysis' Journal of Long term care PEARL