Situated in the heart of London, City's Department of Psychology is a thriving academic community with 300 undergraduate students, 100 Masters students studying on our Health, Organisational, Research Methods & Counselling Psychology courses, 100 DPsych students seeking a professional doctorate and around 30 research students completing their PhDs.
We aim to provide top-quality teaching, informed by our world-leading research. 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 also 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).
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.
Research is organised into the following broad themes:
- Autism research
- Coaching psychology
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Counselling psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Health psychology
- Memory and Memory & cognition
- Organisational psychology