Open your mind at City

Open your mind and explore your conscious with the Department of Psychology at City.

As one of the only 13 UK universities to be included in the top 100 of the 2018 Times Higher Education World Rankings and ranked in the top 30 in the UK by the QS World University Rankings, the Department of Psychology boasts an impressive repertoire.

With a focus on research, students are encouraged to challenge their thoughts and think critically through many areas of psychology including autism, memory, decision making and cognitive neuroscience.

Where will your research take you?

Test your senses through sound illusion to find out if you are a ‘Yanny’ or a ‘Laurel,’ with Dr Elliot Freeman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at City, who suggests that our ability to hear high frequencies influences what we identify.

Or question why some people can hear this silent gif. City research suggests that synaesthesia may be behind the ‘bouncing pylon’ phenomenon and it may be more common than we think.

Perhaps you’ll put yourself on the spot and discover how effectively people operate under competitive pressures, through Professor Peter Ayton’s scientific study of penalty taking.

Give the keeper the eye, take your run up and…

What do our students think?

Chiara Calissano

Chiara Calissano who completed the BSc Psychology course and excitedly took on the variety of modules and research available.

“What I truly enjoy is the diversity of coursework that each module involves, as they all have different touch points and might require different structures or approaches”.

“In this way, you really are prompted to develop a structured strategy to understand and tackle problems, and this approach enhances your research skills, teaches you and stimulates an invaluable critical thinking mind-set, and makes you to develop your own perspective on several topics and issues.”

Read more from Chiara here.

With consistently high student satisfaction rates or 90% overall satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) and 2nd overall in London for Psychology, students engage with our leading academics and skilled practitioners.

Through the Clearing and Adjustment process, you can contact us to apply for any remaining places on our undergraduate courses starting in 2018. Register here to find out about the available places we have on our Psychology course.