We're one of the leading Psychology departments in the UK, offering award-winning psychology courses.
You’ll be taught by academic staff renowned for the quality of their research and expertise. We put forward thinking ideas and practical experience at the core of your studies and we make sure our courses are of the highest industry standard through accreditation with the British Psychological Society.
Our postgraduate and Masters Psychology courses combine research methods training, with more specialised advanced modules and practical placements.
Our research explores big questions about behaviour, evolution and cognition and is internationally-recognised for its world-leading impact.
Studying at Stirling gave me a comprehensive understanding of psychology and the confidence and ability to use this knowledge in real life situations. I would recommend the University of Stirling to anyone who is looking to get the best out of their studies. I did.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
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We offer Phd or MPhil supervision in any of the areas covered by the Faculty's divisions.
2nd in Scotland
for research impact in Psychology
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
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BSc (Hons) Psychology
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We conduct high quality, internationally recognised research which falls under three main themes - Health and Behaviour Change, Behaviour and Evolution, and Cognition in Complex Environments.
Our academic staff are internationally leading researchers in their own fields of interest. In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, we ranked 2nd in Scotland for research impact in Psychology. 100% of our research impact and environment, and 87% of our overall research in Psychology is classed as world leading or internationally excellent.
Awards and accreditations
Successful completion of our Psychology Single Honours and Psychology Combined Honours degree courses are accredited as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Successful completion of accredited postgraduate courses fulfils stage one of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.
Athena Swan Bronze Award
We have been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award which recognises the steps we are taking in the department towards achieving gender equality for our students and staff.