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Durham University

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

We are amongst the Top 10 Psychology Departments in the UK with an outstanding academic staff highly rated for both teaching and research and are consistently ranked as one of the best Psychology departments for employability. In the REF 2014 ranking for Psychology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, 83% of our research was assessed as “internationally excellent quality” or “world leading". We are a collegiate and welcoming department committed to success for all who work here. One mark of our commitment is our Athena Swan Silver Award which the department received in 2013 and was renewed in 2017.

Staff v Student Dodgeball Match

Congratulations to the students, who won a closely contested dodgeball competition by 3 games to 2 against the Psychology Staff and Postgrads. Thanks to the Psychology Society who organised the game as part of their fundraising for RT Projects.

(29 Nov 2018) » More about Staff v Student Dodgeball Match

Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium

The interdisciplinary ‘Computational Biology’ research group (previously ‘Computational Neuroscience’ group) is holding their first cross-departmental symposium on 14th November 2018, with flash-talks, discussions and an invited keynote speaker (Professor Netta Cohen University of Leeds).


(15 Nov 2018) » More about Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium

Recent Publications

The Psychology Department is ranked highly in national and international league tables focusing on research power, teaching quality and student satisfaction. We are proud of our Athena Swan Silver Award which recognizes our sustained commitment to gender equality.

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Contact Details

Durham City
Psychology Department
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Road
Tel:+44(0)191 3343240

Gold rated for teaching excellence and student outcomes

Durham subjects in QS World Subject Rankings Top 100

'Athena Swan Silver Award'

In May 2017 the Department of Psychology was delighted to achieve the 'Athena Swan Silver Award' recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia. For more information please follow link.

World leading research across all Durham University subjects

Durham University REF results