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Department of Psychology

Student satisfaction, first-class teaching and cutting edge research

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at City University London

Why study with us?

  • We provide top-quality education, students learn by our world-leading research and delivered by internationally renowned academic and practicing psychologists
  • Our education emphasises the application of Psychology to business and the professions, ensuring excellent graduate prospects
  • The Department of Psychology is ranked 2nd in London according to the Guardian University Guide 2015. We are also ranked among the top 25% in the UK.
  • Our BSc Honours degree in Psychology is joint 2nd in the UK with an overall student satisfaction rate of 99% in the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • The Department produces research rated as 'internationally excellent' and 'world leading' (3* and 4*), placing it well within the top third of UK institutions (RAE 2008)
  • Our students and staff benefit from all the rich opportunities for career and personal development that can be found in the heart of London

The Department of Psychology is a thriving academic community with 300 undergraduate students, 100 Masters students studying on our Health, Organisational, Research Methods and Counselling Psychology courses, 100 DPsych students seeking a professional doctorate and around 30 research students completing their PhDs.

City has a tradition of providing high-quality education for business and the professions, and members of the Psychology Department are engaged in consultancies with the legal, political and financial services. City was one of the first universities to develop MSc and DPsych programmes in Health and Counselling Psychology, both of which are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Research at the Department of Psychology  

The Department produces research rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*), placing it well within the top third of UK institutions (RAE 2008). A continuing and consistent investment in attracting researchers with established, recognised expertise has allowed the Department to grow to approximately 26 full-time members of staff. The Department is led by Professor Martin Conway, one of the foremost international experts in the field of autobiographical memory.

Watch this film for an insight into Psychology research at City

School of Arts & Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarships 2014/15

There are a large number of scholarship opportunities available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2014. These will be made available as fee waivers worth up to £2,000 and apply to a range of courses.

For more information please visit our postgraduate scholarships page.