About Us


Psychology is a fascinating subject and one that I am incredibly passionate about. As the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, it allows us to continually push the boundaries of understanding how humans behave, and to carry out research that impacts on society, enabling us to help people.

The Psychology Department is a friendly and engaging place where both students and staff feel part of the community. Our students tell us that they appreciate the accessibility of our teaching staff. All of our teaching staff are active researchers with many being leading international experts in their field. Through high-quality teaching, these experts will bring their knowledge and passion to your lecture theatre, lab class and seminar. You will learn about the latest developments and their real-world application in this broad and fast-moving science.

We want our students to flourish so we help you to make the most of your academic studies and your time here at Lancaster. You will be supported through our peer mentoring scheme and also by your Academic Tutor. This Tutor can advise you on study skills, personal organisation, time management, and how to choose from our varied selection of final year options.

Your personal and professional development matters to us. We place a strong emphasis on helping our graduates progress successfully to a range of careers both nationally and internationally in the field of psychology and beyond.

Our degree programme has been specially designed to nurture a range of essential transferable skills that will enhance your future employment prospects. These skills include communication and presentation skills, IT skills, and working well in a team. You will have the opportunity to prepare yourself for the graduate job market by taking up a voluntary placement on our Psychology Employability Programme and gain relevant experience for a career in psychology. Our dedicated Careers Advisors and the University’s Careers Service can offer advice about careers both in and out of psychology.

Lancaster is a great place to study and enjoy the experience of being a student. We hope that you’ll make lasting friendships, create special memories and develop life skills that will stay with you long after you graduate.

We’d love to welcome you to the Department.

Professor Kate Cain
Head of Department