School of Psychology Degree programmes


With acknowledged excellence in research and teaching, and being one of the largest psychology departments in Britain, we offer a range of postgraduate opportunities.

The programmes incorporate different mixtures of taught modules, research and professional practice, and lead to a variety of career options.

The broad range of expertise within the School allows us to provide training in an unusually wide range of methodological techniques. A distinctive feature of the School is that the integration which exists across different disciplines provides unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research projects.

Educational Psychology

The Doctorate offers knowledge and expertise for a career as an educational psychologist (EP) via a doctorate-level of study.

MSc Children's Psychological Disorders

The programme will equip you with a thorough theoretical understanding of the psychological factors that cause and maintain emotional and behavioural problems in children.

MSc in Neuroimaging Methods and Applications

The programme provides graduate students with the methodological tools to undertake neuroimaging research at the highest level.

MSc in Social Science Research Methods

The programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire the generic research skills required by all social science researchers.

Research by PhD

Applicants interested in pursuing PhD schemes in any one of the School's primary research areas must have at least an upper-second class honours degree or equivalent (normally in a science discipline).

Clinical Psychology

The programme is 3 years full-time and leads to the award of Doctor of Clinical Psychology validated by Cardiff University. This in-service course has strong links with Health and Social Care Services across West, South and Mid Wales.

Certificate and Diploma Programmes in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CBT)

The certificate programme offers high quality CBT training based on the competency framework published by the Department of Health and are intended to help those aiming for practitioner accreditation with the BABCP.