Psychology at Stirling is committed to internationally recognised and excellent scientific research, coupled with innovative and reflective research-led teaching and learning.

We aim to grow basic research in the science of mind and behaviour, linked to applied research with direct impacts for society. This linkage provides us with a unique identity and allows our students at all levels to experience the joint challenges of doing basic research and the rigorous application of this research.

For information about the 2018 Stirling Conference on Psychology (SCOP), please visit our SCOP Webpage.

Departments strive for Equality Demonstrated by new Award

Stirling University has been awarded the Bronze Athena Award for its commitment in equality in employment.

Please click here for more information.


Bronze Athena Swan Award

Psychology at Stirling Top Ten in UK for Student Satisfaction

Psychology at Stirling is ranked 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.

Very few other departments across the UK can offer such compelling evidence of combined research and teaching excellence.


Psychology at Stirling Excellent REF Scores Revealed


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‌Psychology at Stirling ratings for research excellence were;  

  • 3rd in Scotland, in the top 20 for the UK.
  • 86% of our research outputs were rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
  • We were rated as BEST in the UK for research impact.

Ronan O'Carroll RSE Appointment


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The Psychology department congratulates Prof Ronan O'Carroll for his RSE appointment.

Prof O'Carroll was one of five members of the Stirling community to be elected this year.

The RSE's aim is to support 'the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish Public life.'



Standing at the interface between the biological and social sciences and the humanities, psychology has common ground with subjects like neuropsychology, zoology, computing, sociology and philosophy.


Our taught postgraduate courses combine generic research methods training with more specialised advanced modules and practical placements in order to meet your personal development goals.


Our research activities fall under three main themes - Health and Behaviour Change, Behaviour and Evolution, and Cognition in Complex Environments.


Psychology at Stirling is renowned for the quality of its research, and many of the staff are known worldwide. Many of the courses involve staff teaching about their own research.

Resources / Playgroup

More information about our resources, inclusive of Playgroup, Psychological Test Library, Health & Safety information, Sharepoint and online Experiment sign-up.


Details of our upcoming seminars.

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