The School of Psychology at Sussex University is one of the largest psychology units in the UK with world-leading researchers and excellent facilities. We have around 40 teaching faculty, who are also engaged in research across the range of the discipline, so whatever your passion for psychology we have the expertise to support you. There is large community of 750 undergraduate students, about 100 postgraduate doctoral research students and over 100 students who are taking one of our Masters courses.
Our breadth of research, our passion for teaching, and the support we offer students in terms of one to one tutoring sessions and online support is reflected in our high rankings in major independent surveys.
The National Student Survey canvasses final year students at UK higher and further education institutions including Sussex. This data is used in most independent surveys, with the Guardian University Guide 2012 reporting that Psychology at Sussex was rated 1st for overall student satisfaction, and 2nd for satisfaction with teaching.
Psychology at Sussex University is organised into four research groups: Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychology. For more information please visit our research pages.
2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
The first RAE was undertaken in 1986 to introduce an explicit and formalised assessment process of the quality of research in the Higher Education (HE) sector across the UK. The RAE is the principal means by which institutions assure themselves of the quality of the research undertaken in the HE sector.
Sussex Psychology was ranked 12th (of 76) in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, with 95% of its research considered world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised.
What we offer
Undergraduate study: We offer a BPS-accredited BSc single honours degree, as well as several programmes where you study another subject as a minor alongside psychology. For more information please refer to our undergraduate prospectus.
Postgraduate taught courses: The School offers a range of MSc courses including a BPS-accredited conversion course (Experimental Psychology), and advanced courses in Applied Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology & Mental Health, Psychological Therapy, Psychological Methods and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Postgraduate research (PhD) studies: As a research student, you will be working in a highly rated, research-active unit. We can supervise students in all areas in which our faculty specialise. For more information, refer to Research and Excellence in research degrees.