Our departments

  • 95%
    of research rated outstanding or world-leading
    (REF 2021)
  • 89.8%
    satisfaction with teaching
    (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • 3rd
    in the UK for Speech & Language Therapy
    (Complete University Guide 2023)

Shaping the future of psychological sciences and health research

We are an interdisciplinary department consisting of the four interlinked core subject areas of Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Activity for Health, and Counselling. We offer world-leading education through our undergraduate programmes in psychology, psychology and counselling, speech and language pathology and sport and physical activity. Our Masters programmes are in clinical health psychology, research methods in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, sport data analytics, and our online psychology conversion programme.

Our research addresses many current societal challenges by translating theory and using technology to help create innovative, positive health impacts in the real world. The Department provides a vibrant, friendly environment for outstanding research and teaching that brings together internationally-recognised academic staff from varied disciplinary backgrounds. We use a diverse range of methods across a variety of interests, from ageing and mental health, communication and speech disorders, to health behaviour change, intervention development and evaluation.


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