Institute of Psychological Sciences
Established in 1949, the Institute of Psychological Sciences is part of the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health. It is housed in a mixture of refurbished and purpose built accommodation, and is conveniently located near the centre of the University campus. It is also within easy walking distance of the Libraries, and the Students’ Union. The Institute has over 60 members of academic, research and support staff including 6 professors and there are approximately 40 postgraduate research students.
The Institute is renowned for high quality research in an applied context. Much of this research is collaborative with government departments, research councils, the NHS, industrial collaborators and research institutes in the UK and overseas. The applied nature of our research is also reflected in the various teaching interests of the staff.
The School offers a lively environment with state-of-the-art facilities for both teaching and research, including two large teaching laboratories, a lecture theatre, a suite of observational and group rooms, and facilities for research in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Human Nutrition, Psychoacoustics, Psychology of Design, Psychological Therapies, and Psychophysiology.
What you study
Taught modules (15 credits each):
-Understanding the Self: Qualitative Approaches
-Systematic Research Review
-Advanced Research Methods
-Introduction, Approaches and Issues in Psychological Approaches to Health
-Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Psychology
-Risk, Health and Medicine
-Eating, Physical Activity and Health
-Stress, Coping and Health
-Qualitative Research Project (60 credits)
Assessment: Includes examinations, class exercises, presentations, reports and essays