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.

 

PhD

Postgraduate Research in Psychology

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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BSc

Developmental Psychology

Discover how children develop both cognitively and socially, by combining a strong core of psychology studies with developmental perspectives on cognition and...

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MSci

Developmental Psychology

Discover how children develop both cognitively and socially, by combining a strong core of psychology studies with developmental perspectives on cognition and...

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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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BSc

Cognitive Psychology

Study the mental processes that inform human behaviour: attention, language, memory, perception, and many more. On this degree, you’ll master the key theories...

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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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Research

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Student in UEA halls washing a wok without water

Motivating water-saving behaviour

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Deictic Communication (DCOMM)

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  News
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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Keith Lemon
18 May 2021

The big screen is back, and it’s officially more exciting

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have teamed up with comedian Keith Lemon to show how watching movies on the big screen is officially more exciting...

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MRI scanner being used in the new Brain Imaging Centre
29 Jul 2021

UEA opens £3m Wellcome-Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

UEA has officially opened the doors of its new £3m state-of-the-art neuroimaging research centre, thanks to funding totalling £1.3m from two charitable...

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10 May 2021

UEA team reads minds to understand human tool use

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an astonishing discovery about how our brains control our hands.

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