School of Psychology

The School of Psychology offers high quality, research-led teaching through our suite of flexible degree programmes.

We focus on employability, giving students hands-on experience doing the things that psychologists do and providing the opportunities to explore a wide range of future careers.

Our cutting-edge facilities are utilised by researchers and students at all levels, and include fully immersive virtual reality, Electroencephalography, eye trackers, full-body motion-tracking equipment, dedicated behavioural research pods, and fMRI facilities. It's a place where you can test your theories and understand more about the human mind.

Our strengths lie in fields including human cognition and perception, developmental science, social psychology, and cognitive and social neuroscience. 

We are a welcoming, diverse community with lecturers and students from all over the world. Through placements, internships, study abroad options and career-building extracurricular programmes, students explore all that psychology has to offer.

 

BSc

Psychology with a Year Abroad

Discover the science of human behaviour and how the human mind works as you learn to critically evaluate the latest psychological theories and develop ideas of...

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BSc

Psychology with a Placement Year

Discover the science of human behaviour and how the human mind works as you learn to critically evaluate the latest psychological theories and develop ideas of...

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BSc

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology is the study of the mental processes that inform human behaviour, such as attention, language, memory, perception. On this degree you will...

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MSci

Developmental Psychology

Discover how children develop both cognitively and socially. On this programme you’ll combine a strong core of psychology studies with developmental perspectives...

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BSc

Developmental Psychology

Discover how children develop both cognitively and socially. On this programme you’ll combine a strong core of psychology studies with developmental perspectives...

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MSc

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience is one of psychology’s most fast-moving and fundamental areas, bringing together aspects of psychology and neuroscience. On our Cognitive...

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MSc

Social and Applied Psychology

From the proliferation of social media to more traditional human encounters, we all take part in hundreds of social interactions every day. But how do they...

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  News
23 Sep 2020

Putting virtual rehab for stroke patients to the test

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test.

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Businessman and businesswoman sitting face to face in a meeting
28 Sep 2020

Friendly interactions with Chinese people reduced Covid-19 prejudice

People with a history of positive social interactions with Chinese people were less likely to support discriminatory anti-Chinese policies as Covid-19 reached...

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16 Dec 2020

How hope can make you happier with your lot

Having hope for the future could protect people from risky behaviours such as drinking and gambling – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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Senior hands giving small planet earth model to a child
28 Oct 2020

20 years of pioneering climate research

From adapting to heatwaves, to decarbonisation and coastal sea-level rises, the work of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research assesses and explores...

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Event

Dragon Hall Debate: Adolescence

  • Mar 23, 2021 19:00PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Online discussion chaired by Prof Laura Biggart, with Dr Harry Dyer (EDU), Dr David Bainbridge (Cambridge) and local youth activist Taryn Everdeen hosted by UEA with National Centre for Writing

Event

London Lecture: How children learn words

  • Apr 29, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Free

In this lecture Prof Larissa Samuelson will discuss the difficulties children face when learning even a single concrete noun, and the work being done in UEA's Developmental Dynamics Laboratory to understand individual children's unique word learning pathways.