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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.

Our Undergraduate courses
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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 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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Department wins national award for supporting women in academia

The Department of Psychology is very proud to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of their success in developing a programme of support for women in academia.

Thu 30 April 2015

How the vocabulary of Harry Potter triggers emotion

Reading certain words in Harry Potter triggers part of the brain concerned with feelings say researchers.

Fri 24 April 2015

Two New MSc Scholarship Schemes for 2015

We welcome the introduction of two scholarships for students starting a taught Master's degree from October 2015. The Alumni Loyalty Scholarship offers a 20% fee reduction to holders of a 1st class honours degree and a 10% fee reduction to holders of a 2:1 honours degree. The Lancaster Master's Scholarship is offering scholarships worth £10,000 each as part of a government initiative to provide additional support for students wishing to progress to Master's level study. Read full details and...

Mon 23 February 2015

Psychology PhD studentships

Lancaster's Psychology Department has several funded PhD opportunities available for students wishing to begin their studies in 2015.

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