We are the newest School of Psychology in a research-intensive UK university, with a thriving British Psychological Society accredited degree programme that is consistently rated most highly by our students. Our teaching is research-led, with internationally renowned researchers sharing the excitement of new discoveries in psychological science that impact upon how we understand each other and the world in which we live. In the 2015 National Student Survey we received an overall satisfaction rating of 92 per cent, achieving 95 per cent for the quality of our teaching out of all English mainstream universities. We are ranked in the Top 11 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018).
We promote a friendly, scholarly and stimulating atmosphere for our students, providing them with the knowledge and skills that make psychology graduates among the most employable in the UK.
The highly regarded BSc Psychology programme originally developed out of a psychosocial sciences degree set up in 1997 within social work and social policy, reflecting UEA’s international reputation in the application of psychological theory and research to those domains. Following the increased contribution of psychology in this programme, British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation of a single honours degree in Psychology followed in 2008.
The excellence of the undergraduate programme was the springboard for the strategic development of psychology within the Faculty of Social Sciences. In 2015 the range of undergraduate and Masters courses in the School has been expanded, in tandem with the recruitment of many new international faculty providing research-led teaching.
The School of Psychology represents research across the psychological sciences, but with a focus on the important role that psychologists have to play in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research (that is a key part of the UEA ethos). Led by the appointment of the inaugural Head of the new School, Professor Kenny Coventry (2012), the School of Psychology has recruited many new staff from around the world, with significant investment in cutting edge facilities for teaching and research.
Most recently the School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as world leading or internationally excellent.