Learn how we interact with each other, the decisions we make and the thinking behind this. Study the brain and a wide range of phenomena such as behaviour, motivations, memory and other mental processes. Apply what you learn to many contexts, from working with clinical disorders, to managing education and training.

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Courses we offer

Some of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of a second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist in one of eight areas recognised by the British Psychological Society.

Our courses are designed to suit your personal needs, so with this in mind we operate within a flexible framework, allowing you to select specific modules from within our various courses to suit your own interests. Take a look below to find the right course for you.

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Postgraduate courses

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Top quality teaching and facilities

Psychology is a versatile and endlessly fascinating subject. It is widely used in industry and employment as well as in legal and health contexts.

Here at Sunderland, some of our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and our Psychology department was voted No.4 out of 110 in the UK for teaching excellence in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

You’ll also get the chance to benefit from the University’s purpose-built research and teaching facilities at the Reg Vardy Centre, which include:

  • Social psychology laboratory
  • Cognitive psychology laboratory
  • Eye-tracking laboratory
  • Multimedia and games research room 

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