About us

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, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Research within the School is supported by four research groups: the Cognition, Brain, & Behaviour 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 even better performance in the next REF.


Psychology is one of the longest established disciplines at Keele, and is very popular with students. 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 MSc Psychology courses (Applied Social and Political PsychologyChild Development, and Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology and Health Inequalities), which integrate well with our research themes.