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Department of Psychology

With over 150 academic experts with knowledge and experience across the breadth of the discipline, NTU Psychology in the School of Social Sciences at NTU is one of the largest departments in the UK. We are proud to provide a friendly and collegiate environment dedicated to providing a productive space for our students and our staff to achieve their full potential and succeed in their ambitions.

NTU Psychology has a track record of sector leading teaching excellence and a diverse and powerful programme of cutting-edge research, exemplifying the University’s commitment to enriching communities and positively influencing the lives of individuals both locally and globally.

Through our work, we are reimagining psychology. From tackling social media and gaming addiction to investigating the role that sleep plays in our health and wellbeing, our Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience research is helping to find solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing the world today.

Our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of the team through their expertise, research interests, practitioner industry experience and external partnerships and are designed to maximise student employability.

Psychology courses

Our Psychology courses draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of the team through their expertise, research interests and industry experience and many have also published textbooks in their specialist area of interest.

Featured Facility: Psychology laboratories

As a psychology student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you'll benefit from expert teaching, professional equipment, and a range of specialist laboratories.

Our Research Groups and Centres

Decolonial Research Collaborative

The Decolonial Research Collaborative has been created to provide an environment in which decolonial inquiry can be nurtured within higher education.

Cyberpsychology Research Group

The Cyberpsychology Research Group is very active in undertaking and disseminating research in the area of the psychology of the Internet and digital technology use.

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group is focusing on the developments in Identity Process Theory and applying the theory to emerging societal challenges.

Individuals, Identities and Cultures Research Cluster

The Individuals, Identities and Cultures Research Cluster is comprised of three research groups: Person Perception, Cyberpsychology and Groups, Identities and Health.

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

The Centre for Behavioural Research Methods (CBRM) is an interdisciplinary hub for nurturing, developing and sharing the theory and practice of social science research methods.

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

This Research Centre brings together a wide range of research excellence in Social Science, including in Public and Population Health, Health and Wellbeing and Employment and Wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster

This research cluster comprises a set of research groups in the Psychology Department that explore issues around health and wellbeing from differing perspectives, in particular focusing on Sleep. Work, Wellbeing & Performance and Trauma, Social Isolation and Mental Health.

Brain Cognition and Development Research Cluster

The research cluster of Brain, Cognition and Development encompasses a number of research groups whose work is concerned with how we perceive, learn, process and retain information, and how these processes change and develop over time, or are influenced by neurological or biological factors.

Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group

The Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group’s aim is to further our understanding of human and non-human animal social interaction and how and why these behaviours have been moulded by evolution.

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)

NCCYPF is an interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on improving the lives of children, young people and families across Nottingham and beyond.

Addiction, Bullying, Crime and Desistance Research Cluster

This research cluster focuses on explaining and preventing unhealthy, immoral and/or illegal behaviour. A range of methodologies are used to explore, in a scientifically rigorous way, why people commit acts that cause social, physical and emotional harm to themselves and others.

Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

COPE contributes to the understanding of victimisation risk and crime harm, the transformation agenda for change in the Criminal Justice System, and community engagement with crime prevention.

Re:searchers Re:vealed.

Here at NTU, our researchers come from a variety of backgrounds, and they all have a powerful story to tell. In this series, we share their stories. From the mothers, the dancers and the engineers, to the refugees, the survivors and the volunteers.

Research and Research Degrees

Psychology at NTU has over 70 doctoral students either studying for a PhD or a DPsych in Forensic Psychology. These students are an integral part of our research environment and culture, working with staff on a broad range of research topics.

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