University of Exeter Psychology

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University of Exeter Psychology

Welcome to Psychology at the University of Exeter. We are in the top 100 worldwide for Psychology and are committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for all students, generating high quality academic research and advancing clinical practice. We provide a friendly and supportive environment in which to study and work, and our inspirational programmes are led by academic staff at the forefront of their chosen fields. This stimulating environment is complemented by state-of-the-art facilities that support ambitious, interdisciplinary research, while we also enjoy a number of unique collaborations with the NHS.

Our world-leading research

We are one of the foremost Psychology departments in the country with an outstanding reputation for our research and teaching with 85% of research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent1 in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and attract around £1.5 million annually in external research funding from UK research councils and charities.

Our thriving research community spans diverse areas of Psychology including social psychology, organisational psychology, clinical psychology, psychopathology, human cognition, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, and animal behaviour.

Our research is supported by links with Government organisations such as the Met Office, NHS, and the Armed Forces, as well as the commercial sector including IBM, Microsoft, and the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

Our world-leading academics are at the forefront of the very latest research advances, and ensure that it is promptly and effectively applied to help shape vital, current social and economic policy, enhance business practice and improve health and wellbeing nationwide.

University of Exeter Psychology, Improving public health and welfare

Our researchers are active in studies to improve health and well being – from depression, anxiety, addiction and the health benefits of social groups, to working with regional care providers to bring about organisational change to improve the lives of people in care.

Our clinical research group works to advance theoretical knowledge and clinical practice through applied research. In partnership with the National Health Service, the group focuses on mood disorders, providing assessment and treatment for patients with depression through the Mood Disorders Centre.