Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology

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Why study psychology at Goldsmiths?

We’re eclectic

We offer the British Psychology Society accredited courses – so you’re on the road to a professional qualification by the time you graduate – but you can also choose from diverse options including cognitive neuroscience and anomalistic psychology so you graduate with an ‘intellectually stimulating’ degree (National Student Survey 2011).

We’re hands-on and on hand

You’ll train in psychology’s core research methods, design your own studies, carry out statistical analyses and learn how to promote your knowledge in public, but you’ll also get support across all these areas through one-to-one mentoring, small group and lab sessions. Plus there’s a dedicated technical team to help you make use of our on-site facilities.

We’re out in the world

From how sound sells brands to bullying in schools, we investigate and conduct research in a range of sectors and industries so you’ll see how psychological research informs and influences the world outside – whether it’s an advertising agency, a bank or the BBC. And from the first term you’ll be thinking about how to apply your skills in practice.

Latest from Psychology

  • Our research in the news: Dr Rhiannon Jones (Winchester University), formerly in our Department and Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya are in the news with their study that brings us one step closer to understanding and treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) after examining why sufferers believe their negative thoughts will become reality, leading them into a vicious circle of anxiety and guilt. Read more here.
  • More new jobs in the Department: Full-time Lecturer in Psychology, closing date 9th June 2014. Further details available here. Also two new Teaching Fellow posts (fixed-term), closing date 9th June 2014. Further details available here.
  • We have entered into a collaboration with the London Pathways Project - a consortium of local NHS Trusts (led by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust) to provide psychologically informed treatment for offenders with personality and other psychological disorders at HMP Swaleside (Isle of Sheppey).   People with an offer for a place on our MSc Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience or MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology & Health Services can apply for one of two placements on a competitive application basis. Contact for more detail. Deadline 23rd June 2014.
  • The Department now welcomes applications from undergraduates and PhD students within The Science Without Borders Programme which enables Brazilian students to receive scholarships for one-year study abroad programmes, full PhDs, Sandwich PhDs and exchange at postdoctoral research level. More detail of how to apply for Psychology @ Goldsmiths.
  • Psychology is ranked joint 5th (out of 114 Departments) for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey. 96% of our students are satisfied with their Psychology course at Goldsmiths.
  • Dr Lauren Stewart has been awarded £10,000 by Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) to support a research visit to the centre for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (group of Peter Vuust) for 6 months in 2014.
  • Dr Andy Bremner is this year's recipient of the BPS Margaret Donaldson Award. This award reflects Andy's outstanding contribution within the field of developmental psychology.

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