“Our reputation is founded on the quality of our teaching and our longstanding record of cutting-edge, theoretically-informed research in applied aspects of psychology.”
— Professor Bas Verplanken
Head of Department
Our Department is world-renowned for its excellence in both teaching and research. We have 26 academic staff and almost 300 undergraduates as well as a thriving postgraduate community.
We have been recently ranked:
- student satisfaction rate of 97% in the National Student Survey 2015
- 2nd in the Complete University Guide (in association with The Independent)
- 2nd in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
- 2nd in the Guardian league table
- 5th in the Times Higher Education league table
The teaching team is enthusiastic and approachable, and students are welcome to get involved in our lively research environment and open seminars.
We offer the following postgraduate courses:
- MSc Health Psychology
- MRes Psychology
- MRes Sustainable Futures
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Psychology MPhil and PhD
We have a distinctive research profile and a long-standing record of cutting-edge, theoretically-informed research in applied aspects of psychology.
We organise a series of seminars during term time.
Our research themes are:
- Behaviour Change and Mental Health Interventions
- BioSocial, Cognitive-Affective Psychology
- Digital Behaviour and Change
- Identities in Social and Digital Contexts
The results of REF 2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.
Continuing Professional Development
We also offer some Continuing Professional Development courses in Evidence Based Practice.