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Psychology at Lancaster

Our department has been consistently rated amongst the top Psychology Departments in the UK and has an international reputation for teaching and scholarship.

85% of departmental research was graded as being of at least international quality in the last RAE.

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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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Psychology research at Lancaster is grouped in different subject areas - Developmental, Cognitive, Neuroscience, Social, Investigative Expertise.

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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

Apply now for Peel Trust Studentships

The application process is now open for The Peel Trust Studentship for the 14/15 Academic year. The closing date is the 9th May. This award is open to both UG and PG, Home, International, current students and applicants. If anyone has any queries please direct to Laura Davies, Student Funding.

Thu 13 March 2014

Award for fatherhood book co-authored by Lancaster psychologist

Award for fatherhood book co-authored by Lancaster psychologist

The book Fathers in Cultural Context, in which Professor Charlie Lewis wrote a chapter, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award from Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Tue 18 February 2014

Congratulations to our PhD graduates

Three of our PhD students just passed their vivas. Many congratulations!

Wed 05 February 2014

Grant success for Dr Michelle To and Dr Kathleen McCulloch

Dr To and Dr McCulloch have each been awarded an ESRC Transformative Grant, running for one year and worth approximately £10,000 each.

Wed 05 February 2014


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14th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW14)

Thu 21 - Sat 23 August 2014
Lancaster University

The Fourteenth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW14) will be held at Lancaster University, UK from August 21-23, 2014.

Down Syndrome Research Forum 2014

Wed 24 - Thu 25 September 2014
Lancaster University

The Down Syndrome Research Forum provides researchers, postgraduate students, and professionals working in the field an opportunity to collaborate, share work in progress and discuss recent findings.