The School of Psychology offers a blend of theory and practice to prepare our students for the real world, with teaching by staff with national and international reputations, who are conducting cutting-edge research that ensures that our courses are contemporary and relevant to the future employment of our students.
The School of Psychology is committed to your education through two important concepts: opportunity and support. You will have the opportunity to learn from a British Psychological Society (BPS) defined syllabus that will ensure you cover the core psychological concepts required for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status.
The way our courses are delivered will also ensure that you can apply your knowledge in a variety of domains. You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of psychological topics or specialise and focus upon forensic, health, sport or neuropsychology.
You will have the opportunity to move between the courses, as your career goals and aspirations evolve. Staff will work closely with you, providing personal support to ensure you make informed decisions about your future. You will be supported in choosing from an extensive range of final year modules, providing the opportunity for you to shape your final degree content in a way relevant to your own aspirations and goals.
In the School of Psychology, we understand that organisations, especially smaller and emerging businesses, need to keep ahead of the competition. They need to become more productive by implementing new and more innovative ways of working. To support this, and where appropriate bridge the knowledge gap, UCLan has developed innovative partnerships with public and private sector organisations and as a result the University is proud to have secured more than £10 million worth of funding to help the region's businesses stay ahead.
The School has also been engaged in many consultancy projects with primary and secondary schools and delivers workshops to local schools and colleges.
The School of Psychology’s research strengths fall within three broad areas that form our research groups: Cognitive Research Group, Forensic Research Group and the Health Research Group. With a focus on real-world issues and an underlying theme of informing practice through evidence-based research, our focus is on multidisciplinary collaboration. National and international collaborations are in place with NHS Trusts, patient groups, medical practitioners, allied health professionals, the Prison Service, police forces, Local Education Authorities, schools and school teachers, athletic clubs and charitable institutions.
Research groups within the School :
The School of Psychology also has a Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Research Lab.