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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 research explores big questions about behaviour, evolution and cognition and is internationally-recognised for its world-leading impact.

Study with us

Our BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology course sits at the cutting edge of inter-disciplinary scientific research. We focus on important societal problems such as detection of criminals and improvement of health outcomes. After introducing Psychology to you as a biological and social science, we’ll cover topics as diverse as brain functioning, child development, and social behaviour.

Our postgraduate and Masters Psychology courses combine research methods training, with more specialised advanced modules and practical placements.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer Phd or MPhil supervision in any of the areas covered by in our division. See the current PhD opportunities in Psychology.

infographic: 2nd in Scotland

2nd in Scotland

for research impact in Psychology

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

What our students said

Papoula Petri Romão
Papoula Petri Romão
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Studying at Stirling has been a defining time in my life. I now know what direction I want to take my career, I have made great friendships and built a strong connection to Scotland.
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Our research

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.

Psychology research

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.

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