Department of Psychology


About us

Professor Gregory R. Maio
With our brilliant new £30M building and its 10,000 square feet of lab space, we are building on our international reputation for teaching excellence by facilitating a hub of research activity that is creative, significant for society, and internationally facing.

It’s truly a stimulating, adventurous environment for diverse students and staff.

Professor Greg Maio
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 have a highly successful selection of undergraduate courses with an impressive range of optional world-wide or UK-based placements.

We offer the following postgraduate courses:


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:

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.