Studying psychology at Teesside University develops your practical skills as well as your theoretical understanding. Whether you are interested in counselling or cognition, forensic or health, our diverse range of expertise can support your interests. Our staff have strong links with professional organisations, locally and nationally.

Innovative assessments such as professional reports, portfolios and research projects develop your ability to communicate specialist knowledge to a range of audiences. We work with you to develop your confidence and skills, and enhance your employability. We inspire, you succeed.

Teaching excellence

Our students recognise our excellent teaching with 89% satisfaction scores (National Student Survey 2013). Our undergraduate degree programmes focus on hands-on learning. With our excellent facilities including cognitive and biopsychology laboratories, a replica courtroom and counselling therapies suite, you can really put theory into practice. All our resources are there for you to use to enhance your learning.

All psychology major and joint honours programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society. We develop psychologists throughout their career, through undergraduate and postgraduate study, short courses and continuing professional development.

Our impact on the real world

By studying psychology with us, you are taught by experts in their field. Our staff have a wide range of specialist expertise and publish their findings in psychological journals.

We work in conjunction with partners across the world, allowing you to learn about cutting-edge issues through real-life examples from those actually 'doing' psychology.


Our research activity ranges from improving the treatment of hospital patients and their families, developing the ethical investigation of crime and improving teaching practice in higher education.

And, as our staff share their research findings in your classes, you could discover some of the latest developments in psychology before they are even published.
Our psychology research


Our consultancy work is diverse - this is demonstrated by the work we've done for DigitalCity, a project providing first-class support to North East digital and creative businesses. Knowledge of the psychology underlying the latest digital technologies means your learning is supported by innovative technological resources.

Teesside University's forensic psychology staff consult with partners including InsideJustice, the Norwegian Police University College, and The South African Police Service.

We also consult for the NHS as well as charities such as the Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurological Alliance and The Main Project, which supports and advises people with an autistic spectrum condition in the Tees Valley. And many of our staff maintain and develop practice skills by working in, or running their own, clinical practices.