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Based in a thriving research environment that enthuses academic staff, research officers and students alike, Swansea University’s School of Psychology has earned an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. We Have an outstanding reputation for taking the Science behind our Psychology research and taking a translational approach to have real-world impact for the benefit of patients improving healthcare practise. Studying your Psychology PhD with us you will become part of our 3*-4* research environment (REF2021).

Through continuous investment in research infrastructure and facilities, expanding staffing levels and excellent links with hospitals, education, and universities worldwide, The School of Psychology offers an exceptional student experience while being well positioned to further strengthen its research excellence.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a high density EEG suite, a fully-fitted sleep laboratory, a social observation suite, eye-tracking, psychophysiological, tDCS and conditioning labs, a lifespan lab and baby room, plus over 20 all-purpose research rooms. Our students also have access to our fMRI facilities, located within Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science Imaging Centre.

What does one of our Psychology graduates think about our course?

This is what Cecilly Donnelly, a former Clinical Psychology and Mental Health graduate, thought about her course...

“It was great to meet so many people who felt so enthusiastic about improving mental health services and I enjoyed interacting with academic staff and discussing different research projects that they were undertaking. I most enjoyed planning and conducting my own research project. My supervisor was supportive of all my ideas and encouraged me to choose a subject about which I felt passionately. I also really enjoyed the wide ranging subject matter that the course covers, as I could learn more about mental health conditions and treatments that are not usually covered in undergraduate degrees.” 

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Our Psychology Masters Options for you ...

Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, MSc
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Our Clinical Psychology and Mental Health masters covers an array of core topics including eating disorders, psychopathy and sexual offending, neuropsychology, and psychotherapy all underpinned by key statistical and research methods. This course will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practice of psychology in healthcare settings. 

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Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc Research Methods in Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology, MSc

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