Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2022, where we are ranked 86th.
16 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, including 8 in the world top 50 and two in the world top ten.
We pride ourselves on being a collegiate and welcoming department, committed to success for all who work here.
You will receive a genuinely research-led education. As well as learning the core principles of psychology, you will participate in research through seminars, conferences and research assistantship schemes. You will also have access to our world-leading clinical and experimental facilities, including motion capture, eye tracking and biophysical recording laboratories.
We offer both taught postgraduate and postgraduate research degree programmes. Our MSc programmes provide students with core skills, ideal for continuing on to complete a PhD, taking a research position, or entering the workplace. Our postgraduate students are supervised by academics with expertise in their fields and have the opportunity to engage with the local vibrant research community.
Our psychologists have shown the first direct evidence that babies react differently to various smells and tastes while in the womb by looking at their facial expressions.
We’re celebrating the news that Professor Deborah Riby from our Department of Psychology, and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui from our School of Education, have both been elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of excellence in their respective fields, and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
A new study involving hundreds of university students has shown that procrastination can lead to poor health over time.
One of our department highlights is the dedicated laboratory space with equipment linked to teaching on our programmes.
At Durham we focus on you. We are energised teachers, who love our subject and want to share that passion with you.
Head of Department
'What I think makes Durham's Psychology course truly excellent is the contagious passion and excitement each of the staff have for Psychology.'
See what our staff and students get up to during their time at Durham University.
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