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Congratulations and Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Welcome to the taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the Department of Psychology.

I hope you will have a great experience here as well as receiving a world class education. Our aim is for you to leave Durham University with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to make a real difference in the world.

I look forward to welcoming you and working with you over the course of your programme of study.

Professor Markus Hausmann

University student
Hi there! My name is Merry and I’m in my third year studying psychology. Here in the Psychology Department at Durham we get a truly research led education, with lecturers often using their own work to give us a greater insight into methodology used and being truly passionate about what they teach. Smaller tutorials allow you to gain a more in-depth understanding of a topic as well as getting to know more people on your course. There are loads of different ways to get involved too, from being a course representative to becoming a research assistant. I have loved my three years here and hope you do too!

Merry Bryson
Course Rep - Psychology



Department Information

All information that you will need for your degrees at Durham can be found on our new
Sharepoint Hub site for Psychology

For programme specific information, please refer to level-specific pages within the Hub.

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

As an UG Psychology Student in your first year, you can take up to 20 credits from outside the Psychology Department, should you wish.
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

Department of Psychology

Durham University
South Road

Phone: +44 (0) 191 334 3240 

Fax:  +44 (0) 191 334 3241