University of Strathclyde: School of Psychological Sciences and Health

University of Strathclyde
The School of Psychological Sciences and Health

Welcome to the School of Psychological Sciences and Health
Study at the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time.

The School of Psychological Sciences and Health focuses its research on being useful to society by employing research insights and understandings to address the problems that face society today.

We offer courses accredited/approved by the British Psychological Society, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council, and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The School provides a vibrant, friendly environment for outstanding research and teaching that brings together internationally-recognised academic staff with a diverse range of interests.

Our staff engage in research and undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across four subject disciplines:

Explore our postgraduate taught courses:

We offer a number of postgraduate research opportunities including an MPhil/PhD in Psychology, DEdPsy in Educational Psychology, MPhil/PhD in Speech & Language Therapy and MPhil/MRes/PhD in Physical Activity for Health

Upcoming Webinars
Clinical Health Psychology Wednesday 1st July 

Counselling & Psychotherapy Thursday 2nd July

Research areas
The four research areas within the School can be covered by two overarching themes:

  • Children and Young People: including social and cognitive development, educational psychology, child and family wellbeing, developmental disorders and disabilities.
  • Health: clinical and public health interventions of many kinds across the lifespan, including research on the aetiology of disease, and on the development of improved clinical, research and policy interventions.

Recognising that these topics often generate complex, multidisciplinary, and global research problems, staff collaborate across the four disciplines within the School and with a wide range of colleagues internationally.

To see the full breadth of research activity within the School, prospective students should consult individual staff research profiles on our website and are encouraged to contact potential supervisors in advance of their application.

Meet our students
Caera Grady, Ireland, MRes Physical Activity for Health

“I got to attend the Scottish Physical Activity Research Conference with some of the PhD students here in the Physical Activity for Health department. It was a brilliant opportunity for networking as well as build my knowledge on the current research in Scotland.”

Nameeka Shahid, Pakistan, PhD Speech and Language Therapy

“Strathclyde’s research community is very professional and research oriented. There are variety of workshops and trainings provided for the development of PGRs. These workshops and trainings are very stimulating and motivating. Also, the tutors/ instructors providing these workshops are very professional, extremely supportive and incredible.”

Dhanshri Shinde, India, MSc Clinical Health Psychology

“The teaching staff have always been very supportive which is why I would encourage upcoming students to get in touch with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences if they have any issues or questions at all.”

Michael Hamilton, UK, MSc Research Methods in Psychology

“After completing my undergraduate psychology degree at Strathclyde, I’d become well acquainted with the staff in the psychology department. The enthusiasm displayed by staff for their own research, and the encouragement I received throughout my degree inspired me to pursue a career in research myself. There were staff with relevant research interests at Strathclyde, and a wide range of materials available for carrying out research, so the MSc in Research Methods seemed like a course that I would benefit from a lot.”

Contact us to find out more:

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone: +44 (0)141 444 8600

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