Our departments

  • 95%
    of research rated outstanding or world-leading
    (REF 2021)
  • 89.8%
    satisfaction with teaching
    (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • 1st
    in Scotland for Speech & Language Therapy
    (Complete University Guide 2025)

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 and 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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Our students

Psychology student Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

I think the Strathclyde psychology department boasts some of the most interesting, professional, supportive, passionate and dedicated staff I’ve ever worked with... as a whole, all of the staff are remarkable, truly a credit to the university.
Counselling & Psychotherapy student Koren McGeever

Koren McGeever

MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy

I cannot fault the tutors at all because the level of support available throughout the course has been phenomenal. I felt well supported both academically and practically when I started seeing clients. There were weekly dissertation group meetings so I felt well supported through that whole process.
Clinical Health Psychology student Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

MSc Clinical Health Psychology

This degree has given me skills in professional practice that I have not been able to develop before and has expanded my knowledge greatly on research methods. It has also given me the courage to pursue my passion while testing me in every way as an intellectual and a human being.

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