We're based at Cathedral Court in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Our facilities include a state-of-the-art computer lab, seminar rooms, tutorial rooms and social spaces - helping us rank 3rd for 'learning community' in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).

A student and doctor looking at an MRI scan on a computer screen

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for some courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

Find out about teaching and learning changes

These pages will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information about your course.

Practical teaching facilities

We have a suite of newly refurbished testing cubicles where students can use computer stimulus presentation software to run experiments as part of their own mini projects.

In workshops, you'll be trained to use the industry standard statistical analysis software SPSS, and you can get an introduction to computational modelling tools and the programming language Python.

Lecture and tutorial spaces

Lectures take place across the University campus, close to the accommodation and Students' Union.

They are recorded so you can return to them later. You'll have small group teaching sessions in our seminar rooms at Cathedral Court, so you can look at problems more closely, and there are meeting rooms you can book to work on group projects with other students.

Lecturer presenting a slideshow to a classroom of students

Research facilities

Students can access a range of tools for testing participants in their third year research projects.

This includes eye-tracking technology used in perception studies, TMS and TDCS equipment for experiments involving brain stimulation, and our state-of-the-art EEG suite for measuring brain activity.

There are also biomimetic robots, motion capture equipment and a virtual reality suite available in the University's Mappin Building.

students testing out virtual reality in the lab

Independent study spaces

Bookable computers are available in the department.

There are also 1,600 computers available through the University's library services, including at The Diamond and the Information Commons which are open to all students 24/7.

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