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Department of Psychology
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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. We were rated 24th out of 81 Departments in the Times Higher 'Intensity' 2014 REF ranking for Psychology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry with 77% of our research being recognised as world leading.

Happy Graduation 2016!

Our students and staff enjoyed a lunch in the sun to celebrate students completing their undergraduate degree. The finalist lunch happens every year in the department and is a great way for students to have one last get together and chat with staff. The department wishes all graduated students all the very best for their future career!

(7 Jul 2016) » More about Happy Graduation 2016!

Opening of BRAIN Zone at the Centre for Life featuring research by Dr Debbie Riby

Opening of BRAIN Zone at the Centre for Life featuring research by Dr Debbie Riby

The new BRAIN Zone at the Centre for Life science museum in Newcastle was formally opened on 13th April 2016 by Baroness Manningham-Buller, Chair of the Wellcome Trust.

The opening event was a fantastic opportunity to test out a range of new exhibits, from visual illusions to seeing a real human brain.

(20 Apr 2016) » More about Opening of BRAIN Zone at the Centre for Life featuring research by Dr Debbie Riby

Psychology Students 6-4 Psychology Staff

Psychology Staff played the Psychology (Applied) students in the inaugural mixed 5-a-side challenge match. The game was tightly contested, but despite a valiant effort by Psychology Staff, the Psychology (Applied) students ran out winners by 6 goals to 4. Thanks to the Committee of the Psychology (Applied) Society for organising the event and Naina Kant and Charlotte Peters, who cooked the idea up at the Employability Retreat last year.

The North Sea Meeting on Laterality: An international conference on Asymmetries in Brain and Behaviour

The 5th North Sea Meeting on Laterality will be held on 1-3 September 2016 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

Contact Details

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

Queen's Campus
Psychology Department
Durham University
Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
TS17 6BH
Tel:+44(0)191 3340101

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Durham Psychology Department internationally recognised as in the top 100 Psychology Departments worldwide by QS rankings!

World leading research across all Durham University subjects

Durham University REF results
Athena Swan Silver Award

In September 2013 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.