Welcome to the Psychology Department

This section of your handbook introduces you to the School of Psychology and provides information relating to its location and staff.


A warm welcome to The School of Psychology at the University of Southampton.

You’re part of one of the largest Schools in the University, and a founding member of our new Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences.

You’ve joined a School of students and staff that is proud of our diversity, inclusivity and our shared ambition to study, research and apply psychology to solve real-world problems.

You’re part of a vibrant community of students and staff who study and work together across our undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes. We are unique in hosting flagship BPS accredited degrees in Psychology (BSc), Health Psychology, as well as Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsyc), alongside research doctorates (PhD) and postgraduate courses in clinical psychology and cognitive-behavioural therapies.

We work hard to provide you with every opportunity to develop and tailor your interests in psychology, enjoy your time here, and to gain the skills and knowledge that will support your future.

We have a tradition of world-class research with 100% of our research rated world leading or internationally excellent for its societal impact and for our research environment (REF 2014). We’ve received accolades from the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) for the impact of our research, the quality of our research (much of which is delivered in collaboration with our students), as well as our large number of distinguished international staff. Our graduates go on to achieve success as practitioner psychologists, and across industry, government, education and academia.

We’re delighted that you’ve joined our School, and look forward to working with you, and supporting your future.


Professor Matthew Garner,
Head of Psychology


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