The Department of Psychology, founded in 1974, is a leading research and teaching establishment, housed in its own buildings on the main Heslington campus. We have a faculty of 30 and growing, technical and secretarial support, and a healthy population of graduate students and post doctoral fellows. Our undergraduate intake is approximately 160 per year and we run five MSc courses, totalling over 70 taught postgraduates.
The Department has also received top marks for teaching quality in the most recent subject review.
We are an Experimental Psychology department and our research and courses reflect this. Staff members, along with postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows, are all actively engaged in research. A total of 95% of our research activity was judged to be of international quality, placing the Department in the top 10 of the 76 Psychology departments entered into the RAE in 2008.
We also provide a wide range of opportunities for other forms of postgraduate research. Incorporated into the first year of postgraduate research is a taught training programme. All masters courses and the postgraduate training programme are recognised by the ESRC and it is, therefore, possible to make an application via the 1 + 3 ERSC route. Current postgraduate research in the Department is being funded by the following research councils - ESRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC.