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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 Richard Crisp

University student
Welcome to Psychology at Durham! During your degree you will discover new topics in lectures, tutorials, and practicals back in the department, meet new people, have chance to dive into research, and enjoy all Durham has to offer. Although you will have to contend with cardiac hill, I encourage you to attend as much teaching as possible, ask many questions of our passionate and welcoming lecturers, and throw yourself into every opportunity. Make the most of it and never be afraid to ask for help

Olivia Buckley
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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Covid-19 Safety

We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students



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