Department of Psychology

A large and growing team of staff offers expertise in a broad spectrum of psychology topics, which allows our students to work across traditional boundaries.

Study psychology

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

Undergraduate courses in psychology

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Our degrees provide you with a solid grounding across the psychology discipline, with particular focus on cognitive, health, social and clinical psychology.

Inspired to understand pain

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Tess Rugg explains how her placement in pain research has given her skills and confidence to consider a PhD in Psychology.

Our research and people

Our research is concerned with clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, health, and social aspects of psychology.

Psychology research

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Research excellence for us means being an internationally recognised, research-intensive department that focuses on theoretically informed applied psychology.

Loneliness in the Digital Age

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Find out about the ESRC-funded project, led by Professor Julie Barnett in our Department of Psychology working with partners around the UK.

Step inside 'The Cubicle'

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Watch Dr Melissa Atkinson (Department of Psychology) with Kilter Theatre explain how 'The Cubicle' helped showcase our research into body image.

Get involved with our department

We're always looking for schools and our wider community to take part in our research and outreach activities.


Our latest news and updates.

Upcoming events

See our upcoming events.

Bath Employment Spring School for Autism 2019

17 Apr 2019 9.00am 10 West, University of Bath

If you're a student or recent graduate diagnosed with autism, then this event provides support and guidance for the transition from university to work.

Awards and accolades

Our awards, rankings and reputation

About the Department of Psychology

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and students can get involved in our lively research environment and open seminars.

With more than 70 academic staff, 100 postgraduates and 500 undergraduates, we have a distinctive research profile and record of cutting-edge, theoretically informed research in applied psychology.

Current staff and students can access the Research Hub.

10 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

Contact our Department office with any general queries or our admissions team about our undergraduate courses.