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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.

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

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.