About the Department of Psychology

Welcome to Psychology at Swansea University. We are a growing, research-led department and provide a friendly, supportive learning environment with instruction from world-class researchers. Our aim is to provide an outstanding learning experience for all students (the last Teaching Quality Assessment judged our teaching ‘Excellent’). 

The Department of Psychology was established in 1965 when Mark Hansel was appointed to the first Swansea chair in psychology. Today, the Department brings together over 20 academic staff with dedicated research technicians and administrative support staff. We offer research-based teaching across most areas of Psychology, which is organised across three broad themes (Brain and Behaviour, Cognition and Perception, and Clinical and Health). Students and staff avail of state-of-the-art research facilitates, including a high-density EEG lab, eye-tracking lab, several tDCS labs, psychophysiology and conditioning labs, a virtual reality lab, social observation suite, and general use spaces. We have established links with the Institute of Life Science Imaging Centre, where staff and students conduct fMRI and MRS research, and across Wales via the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Psychology is based on the Singleton Park campus, overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, and has been taught at Swansea for many years. There is a long tradition of research excellence at Swansea, having established internationally renowned psychopharmacology, nutrition, human performance, and sleep laboratories. Current research strengths in cognitive and clinical neuroscience look set to continue this success for many years to come.


Get in touch

Department of Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences, Vivian Tower, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom.

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Contact Us

For General Enquiries, please contact psychology@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 295278

For Undergraduate Admissions, please contact psychology.admissions@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 513023

For Postgraduate Admissions, please contact psychology.pgadmissions@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 513023