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Psychology at Lancaster

According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), psychology at LU is in the top 20 Psychology Departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications.

100% of the research in Psychology at LU was found to be of international standing, with 75% found to be world leading or internationally excellent.

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Undergraduate Courses

We're proud of our teaching standards, and the experience our students receive. It is one reason why the employability of our students is high, relative to many other UK courses, and why students express satisfaction with their course.

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Postgraduate Study

Our range of Masters courses caters for graduates who wish to pursue a career in reseach, or a professional career in psychology.

We offer high quality supervision for students doing research degrees, with an outstanding record of nurturing students towards successful completion of their work on time.

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Research

Research in the Department is organized around four major themes: Infancy and Early Development, Language and Literacy, Perception and Action and Social Processes.

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Psychology PhD studentships

Lancaster's Psychology Department is offering three fully-funded teaching scholarships commencing in October 2015. The awards are for 3.5 years for UK/EU applicants and provide full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a grant towards research training support. More details

Mon 19 January 2015

Leverhulme Trust backs infancy research at Lancaster

Research into child development is to benefit from two awards worth a total of £1.3m from The Leverhulme Trust.

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Mon 08 December 2014

Great reviews for new developmental psychology textbook

Great reviews for new developmental psychology textbook

Lancaster psychology professor Gert Westermann is the co-author of a new textbook, 'A Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology', which has already gathered some very favourable reviews.

Mon 24 November 2014

Dyslexia Association award for Lancaster professor

Dyslexia Association award for Lancaster professor

Professor Kate Cain is the recipient of the 2014 Samuel Torrey Orton Award from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). This award constitutes the organisation's highest honour in recognition of an individual's outstanding contributions to the scientific study of dyslexia from research to practice.

Fri 14 November 2014

New international centre established to address child language learning and delay

New international centre established to address child language learning and delay

Experts from Lancaster University and the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool have secured one of the largest grants ever awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - to carry out research which will transform understanding of how children learn to communicate.

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Mon 24 March 2014

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Psychology seminar series

Dr. Zhaoping Li, UCL

Wednesday 04 February 2015, 1600-1715
D18 Fylde College

Looking before seeing: qualitative and quantitative evidence for a bottom-up saliency map in the primary visual cortex.