School of Psychology

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. By choosing Psychology at Sussex you will study in one of the largest psychology departments in the UK. You will work alongside renowned researchers and on your own projects to help develop key skills to boost your employment prospects. Throughout your study, our staff will be on hand to offer support and guidance.

REF 2014 - Research Excellence Framework - Psychology at Sussex ranked 7th in the UK for research and impact and 10th overall

 *By choosing Sussex you will be studying at a university rated in  the Top 10 in the UK for Psychology research

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 The School of Psychology currently holds an Athena Swan Bronze  Award

Excellence in Research
  • Our research was rated seventh in the UK for research impact and 10th overall in the country in the Research Excellence Framework [REF2014].
  • In the REF2014, overall, 100 per cent of our psychology research was rated as recognised internationally or better, of which 45 per cent of our research was recognised as world leading and 46 per cent of our research was recognised as internationally excellent.
  • At Sussex you will not just read about world changing research, you will get involved with those who conduct it.
Excellence in Teaching
  • We have one of the largest psychology departments in the UK and as a result of this, have specialists in every discipline.
  • We have more than 50 teaching faculty, all of whom are actively engaged in research, so whatever your passion for psychology we have the expertise to support you.
  • You can read the books our lecturers write wherever you study, but why not come to Sussex to learn directly from them?
  • We offer British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited undergraduate degrees.
  • We offer a range of masters and doctorate degrees.

Find out about our course structure on our undergraduate degrees 
Find out about our course structure on our postgraduate degrees

Excellent League Table Rankings

We are ranked in the top 20 in the following league tables:

    • 12th in the Complete University Guide 2018.
    • 14th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
    • 18th in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
Excellent Career Prospects
  • We are ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects** 
  • You will get involved in research and be given the opportunity to take part in some of our research schemes, which will equip you with a range of skills for the work place. These skills include numeracy, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, working to deadlines and independent working. 
  • By studying at Sussex you will be given the opportunity to forge links with top employers on our student placements.

Find out more about employment prospects after a psychology degree at Sussex 
Find out about the junior research associate scheme

 **The Guardian University Guide 2018

Contact us

School of Psychology
Room 2A13
Pevensey Building
University of Sussex

T: +44 (0)1273 876638
F: +44 (0)1273 678058

For contact details of faculty members refer to the people page.

Psychology Research Centres
View the research centres:

- Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice

- Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre
Psychology Research Labs
View the research labs 
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