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Swansea University: Psychology

Swansea University
College of Human and Health Sciences


Study Psychology at Swansea University
Based in a thriving research environment that enthuses academic staff, research officers and students alike, Swansea University’s Psychology Department has earned an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally.

According to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), we are one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4 star rating for the reach and significance of our work in areas such as psychopharmacology, nutrition, cognitive and clinical neuroscience, human performance and sleep. We are also ranked 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2019.

The Department’s research fits in to four broad areas:

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

We offer the following postgraduate programmes in Psychology at Swansea University:
MSc Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
MSc Research Methods in Psychology
MSc Forensic Psychology – COMING SOON!
PhD/MPhil in Health Psychology
PhD/MPhil/MSc by Research in Psychology 

Our Facilities
Our state-of-the-art research 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 state-of-the-art fMRI facilities, located within Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science Imaging Centre

Student Profile
“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.” Cecily Donnelly, MSc graduate.

Stand-out Staff
Professor Mark Blagrove specialises in sleep, the effects of sleep loss, sleep and memory, dreaming and nightmares.

Professor Phil Reed's research falls into three main categories: Learning and Memory, Autism and Educational Interventions, and Psychology and Medicine including Internet Addiction. Research by Professor Phil Reed suggests that being addicted to the internet can lead to increased illnesses such as cold and flu. So, could internet addiction be making you ill?

How to Apply
UK/EU students
International students

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Department of Psychology
College of Human and Health Sciences
Swansea University
Singleton Park
T: +44 (0)1792 518553
W: Website
T: @SwanseaPsych


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