The popularity of our psychology courses reflects the fascination with how we live our lives. Psychologists aim to develop an understanding of why people think, act, react and interact in certain ways, both as individuals and within groups. Our courses build on our academic expertise and practical insight.
- Counselling Psychology, Doctorate
- Forensic Psychology, MSc
- Health Psychology, MSc
- Legal and Forensic Psychology, MSc
- Psychology (Graduate Conversion), Diploma in
- Psychology (Top-up), Doctorate
- Research Degrees
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We are committed to providing a stimulating and supportive environment. Our personal tutoring system and student-centred approaches to learning and teaching have been praised in student feedback. Modules are supported by electronic materials and a variety of teaching and learning techniques are used across the programmes to ensure your learning is exciting, challenging and interesting.
As a psychology student you have access to state-of-the-art computer suites; dedicated laboratories for interview and interaction, cognition, biopsychology and a relaxation room for student research. These allow you to develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour. Additionally, the Psychological Therapies Clinic is home to three private interview rooms, a family therapy room and a cognitive behavioural therapy training room.
Psychology is based in the Clarendon Building which has specialist teaching facilities with interactive white boards, an open-access computing laboratory and a student centre. Students have access to the University’s mock court room. All modules are supported with dedicated online materials allowing you to develop your knowledge, research skills and critical thinking.
Teaching in psychology is underpinned by a strong research culture. We contribute extensively to national and international conferences and top-level peer-reviewed journals. Staff have a variety of research interests and are members of a wide range of collaborative research groups and institutes (for example the University is home to the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group).
- Our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and cover all BPS stipulated core topics
- Home to the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)
- Our specialist facilities and laboratories are among the best in the country
- Staff are active researchers and have a diverse range of applied research interests
- We have a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in Psychology
- Strong links with HM Prison Service, the National Probation Service, Cleveland Police, youth offender teams, psychological services and Victim Support Teesside
- Our research involves close collaboration with local communities and organisations in criminal justice, health and domestic violence