Postgraduate study


Psychologists aim to develop an understanding of why people think, act, react and interest in certain ways, both as individuals and within groups. Our courses equip you with an up-to-date understanding of theoretical and applied issues in psychology. As a psychology student you have access to state-of-the-art computer suites which will help you to develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour.


Studying Psychology at the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law gives you access to outstanding facilities, including eye-trackers, EEG and Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). You also get to use specialist interviewing labs and our replica courtroom.

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Many of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and our strong links with professional organisations provide excellent opportunities for you to gain relevant voluntary work experience while you study.


  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Doctorate Yes No View course
Counselling Psychology Doctorate Yes No View course
Forensic Psychology MSc Yes Yes View course
Health Psychology and Clinical Skills MSc Yes Yes View course
Psychology MSc Yes Yes View course
Psychology (Graduate Conversion) Diploma in Yes Yes View course
Psychology (Top-up) Doctorate No Yes View course

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Quality teaching

At Teesside we are committed to providing a stimulating and supportive environment. Our modules are supported by electronic materials and we use a variety of techniques to ensure your learning is exciting, challenging and interesting.

First-class facilities

The first-class facilities for psychology students are all on campus. The University's Library houses a large stock of books, journals and has online access to further journals and databases. You also have access to the University’s own mock court room and police station.

As a psychology student, you have access to state-of-the-art computer suites; dedicated laboratories for interviewing, interaction, cognition and biopsychology for student research. Psychology students also have access to specialist equipment including the eye-tracker, EEG, and Near-infared spectroscopy (NIRS). These facilities allow you to develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour.

Psychology is based in the Clarendon Building, where we have specialist teaching facilities with interactive white boards, open-access computing laboratories, student centre and coffee shop. Our modules allow you to develop your knowledge, research skills and critical thinking, and are all supported by online materials.

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Teaching in psychology is underpinned by a strong research culture. We contribute extensively to national and international conferences, top-level peer-reviewed journals and the shaping of national and international policy. Our staff have a variety of research interests and are members of a wide range of collaborative research groups and institutes. The variety of option modules available reflects the diverse range of the psychology staff's research expertise.