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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 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.

Dawn Gerrard
BSc (Hons) Psychology

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What our students said

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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 REF 2014 Psychology at Stirling was rated top in the UK for International quality research with Impact – we do research that makes a real difference in the wider world.

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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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