Lucy Houchen, former undergraduate student
"Having graduated from Lancaster, I am currently studying for a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where I plan to explore theory of mind in schizophrenic spectrum disorders. The dissertation aspect of the degree offered by Lancaster helped me develop the fundamental abilities required by all psychologists particularly the ability to formulate, carry out and write-up an independent piece of research. The focus on depth at Lancaster in some of the most important areas of psychology gave me a fantastic foundation for further study, notably with regards to investigation and specifically the importance of statistics and data analysis in the practical application and postgraduate study of psychology.
"Four years on, I have received the continued support of the psychology department at Lancaster from both academic and administrative staff. Their effective assistance has made my move to postgraduate study at a foreign university much easier offering references, letters and official academic records. Any prospective student wanting to pursue a career in psychology would be greatly advantaged not only by the reputation of the department but by the support offered to all its students past and present."