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The University of Southampton
Psychology Postgraduate study

Studying here

Choose Southampton and you will become part of a strong postgraduate research and taught student community, work collaboratively with internationally-respected academics and be a part world-leading research as it happens. If you choose to study at Southampton you will gain access to state-of-the-art facilities, expert support services and a wide range of training and development opportunities.

Why choose Psychology at Southampton?

On all measures of academic excellence Psychology at Southampton has received rankings which place it among the leading centres in Britain in terms of research output and expertise. It has continued to receive high scores in the RAE exercises. In 2009 Psychology received a CHE Excellence award for postgraduate studies. In terms of publications, Psychology's output per capita is one of the highest in the country, and it also has a successful record of raising research funding and grants from organisations such as the ESRC, and EPSRC.

Within Psychology, we generally have well over 100 full- and part-time postgraduate research students,  together forming a lively, close-knit but outward-looking community. Research students are complemented by those registered on one of our range of postgraduate taught programmes.

All postgraduates are supervised by a team of academic staff committed to high quality research and teaching, supported by an experienced administrative team. Some students have co-supervision from colleagues from other, related disciplines such as Health Sciences, Medicine and Economic, Social and Political Science.

The city

Southampton is a thriving modern city, steeped in history and with a rich mix of recreation, culture and entertainment. Cinemas, sports facilities, internationally acclaimed arts venues and one of the UK’s top shopping centres – the city has something for everyone.

Uni-link buses provide easy access to the city, the airport and coach and train stations. As well as excellent links to Europe via cross-channel ferries from Portsmouth and Poole, there are frequent flights to continental destinations from Southampton and Bournemouth International Airports.

Researchers inspecting the new Mobile Research Unit
A lively community

Not only have I gained knowledge in Health Psychology, but I’ve learnt so much about working within a professional environment, pushing myself to the limit, how to pull myself up when things go wrong and how to work to the best of my ability.

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