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About Psychology

The Department of Psychology is focused on exploring the science behind the human brain and human behaviour.

Researchers cover a wide range of topics, ranging from the intricacies of neural networks and brain function, to the developmental, biological and social mechanisms that shape who we are, to increasing our understanding of physical and mental health issues, and how we can treat them. Researchers apply a variety of research methods and use a range of specialist research facilities to understand human behaviour, thinking, interaction, and health problems.

Research in Psychology

The department’s specialist research facilities include a dedicated child development laboratory, eye-tracking technology, TMS and TDCS equipment for experiments involving brain stimulation, a state-of-the-art EEG suite for measuring brain activity, biomimetic robots, motion capture equipment and a virtual reality suite. Students and staff have access to the technologies that they need to enable them to undertake world-class research.

Equality and diversity

Learn how we're creating and maintaining a culture of equality where all members of staff and our students can develop, flourish, and attain their full potential.

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News and events

Read about our latest research findings and the achievements of our students and staff with our latest news and events.

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We are training the next generation of psychologists through our undergraduate BSc Psychology degree: Undergraduate study

We also run a number of masters courses in Psychology, and recruit new PhD students to support our research across our specialisms: Postgraduate study

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield has recently moved to Cathedral Court in the heart of Sheffield city centre. We are very excited to now be in our brand new home next to Sheffield Cathedral and close to the high street.

We are within easy walking distance of all of the main University of Sheffield facilities, including the Information Commons, The Diamond, and our award-winning Students' Union. Our new home is where all Department of Psychology academic staff are based and includes a state-of-the-art computer lab, seminar rooms, tutorial rooms and social space.

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Computers at Cathedral Court