Department of Psychology

Negative effects of period pain

Menstrual pain causes regular suffering for many women, and its effects are often overlooked and poorly understood, according to pain psychologists.

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Undergraduate Psychology

Our undergraduate degrees include an impressive range of optional world-wide or UK-based placements.

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Research student insight

Joe is conducting research to find out exactly how social cues can influence our understanding of pain.

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Autism Summer School

Last summer, we ran our first Summer school for those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are thinking of going to University.

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Participate in research

Researchers using computer

We have many research projects and experiments taking place, and are always looking for new participants to help with our data collection. Read more »

Undergraduate study


We have a highly successful suite of psychology programmes that include placement year opportunities both overseas or in the UK.

Studying psychology

Undergraduate student Michelle Tsang talks about her placement and studying at the University of Bath.

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Most satisfied students in the UK

1st for Student Satisfaction 2013 in the National Student Survey

According to the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) our students at the University of Bath are the most satisfied in the UK.

Postgraduate study

MSc Health Psychology

Students Laurence Regan and Irini-Alexia Terzakis discuss studying the MSc Health Psychology and their placement experience.

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Kirsty Ryninks

The wide range of work undertaken, and support received, has provided me with a variety of transferrable skills that will benefit my employability prospects, and has laid the foundations for undertaking clinical training.

MSc Health Psychology (placement with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust)



We have a distinctive research profile and a long-standing record of cutting-edge, theoretically-informed research in applied aspects of psychology.

MPhil and PhD research

View a video about our research student Alison Llewllyn and her quality of life project.

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Home Energy Efficiency

Dr Ian Walker has been part of the ENLITEN project that aims to improve people's understanding of energy use in homes.

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Faculty Headline

Spring placement blog summary

Once again several of our placement students have been blogging about their professional and social experiences on their placement years.


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences