Department of Psychology
Why study Psychology at Sunderland:
- Our BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and MSc Psychology courses are accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- 95% of Psychology students are satisfied with the overall quality of the course at Sunderland according to the National Student Survey 2012, the highest for all psychology departments in the North East for the 4th year running
- Psychology at Sunderland was ranked fourth in the UK for assessment and feedback and personal development, sixth for academic support, and eighth for teaching on the course in The National Student Survey 2012
- Rated first out of 108 Psychology departments in the UK for Teaching Excellence by the Sunday Times University Guide 2012
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We offer a range of undergraduate (with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society) and postgraduate degree courses, as well as research degrees, in a stimulating and varied learning environment. Our staff have research expertise and reach-out interests in wide-ranging areas of Psychology and are involved in a number of projects.
The department is located within a modern, award-winning, purpose-built campus by the river Wear with state-of-the-art facilities.
The Department of Psychology is leading the establishment of a new network for supporting the development of practice in counselling and psychological therapies. This new network, called the Northern Therapeutic Network (NTN), will provide support through a programme of seminars and guest lectures, regular training events, forums for debate and discussion of professional issues and special interest groups.