The School of Psychology at Keele University offers a thriving and dynamic environment for both research and teaching excellence. We are proud of our high profile research activity, our external impact, and our strong portfolio of courses in psychology and counselling, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Research within the School is supported by four research groups: the Cognitive and Biological Research Group, the Developmental Psychology Research Group, the Social Psychological Research Group and the Health and Well-being Research Group. In addition, we have a Children and Young People Research Network, and various members of the School are engaged in interdisciplinary research, including the Keele Policing Collaboration (KPAC), the Keele Centre for Aging Research (KCAR), and projects with colleagues in Health, Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines. Our research is internationally recognised; we achieved one of the highest rankings in REF2014 for a medium-sized research group. Our subsequent growth, success in obtaining grant funding (including ESRC, NIHR, Wellcome and Leverhulme Trusts), and our ambitious research strategy mean that we anticipate event better performance in the next REF.
Psychology is one of the longest established disciplines at Keele, and is very popular with students. Over 600 students study for an honour degree in Psychology by following one of our BPS-accredited degree programmes. We offer Single Honours and Combined Honours degrees, including an exciting new Psychology and Education course. Our undergraduate students have opportunites to study abroad for a semester or a whole year, and we have recently introduced the option for single honours students to study a placement year.
At postgraduate level in psychology, we offer a portfolio of four MSc Psychology courses (Applied Social and Political Psychology, Child Development, Cognitive Psychology and Health and Wellbeing), which integrate well with our research themes.
The School of Psychology is also home to a distinguised tradition of professional training in Counselling. Our BACP-accredited MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy course is extremely popular, and we teach and train around 100 students each year. Our team of counsellors are all expert practioners, committed to a person-centred approach.