About the Department of Psychology

Welcome to Psychology at Swansea University. We are a growing, research-led department that provides 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 as the first Swansea chair in psychology. Today, the Department brings together over 30 academic staff with dedicated research technicians and administrative support staff. We offer research-based teaching across a multitude of areas of Psychology, which is organised across four broad research themes – Clinical and Health Psychology, Cognition and Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Forensic Psychology. Students and staff avail of state-of-the-art research facilitates, including a high-density EEG lab, eye-tracking lab, tDCS lab, psychophysiology and sleep lab. We have established links with the Institute of Life Science Imaging Centre, where staff and students conduct fMRI and MRS research.

The Department of Psychology is based on the Singleton Park campus, overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula. 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 seek to extend 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 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