The Department of Psychology is noted as being among the leading departments of psychology in the UK. It is reputed for its contributions to the development of psychology: in critical social psychology, especially the theoretical and methodological development of studies of identity, subjectivity and experience; in the application of psychological methods and principles to questions of policing and justice; and in other areas of cognitive and applied psychology. In addition, there is a developing expertise in diverse areas of therapeutic practice.
The department has a strong interdisciplinary orientation (contributing to its Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) success) and plays a leading role in the UK-wide psychosocial studies network. Members of the department hold editorship or editorial board positions of some leading UK and European journals.
We welcome applications for PhD study in social, cognitive, and forensic psychology, including applications that situate psychological research in wider social, political or cultural contexts and/or explore the policy or applied relevance of psychological research.