Department of Psychology

About the department

We've been teaching and researching psychology at Hull for over 90 years.

We provide an outstanding student experience and conduct world-leading research that addresses local, national, and international priorities.

Our teaching and research cover all aspects of human and animal psychology, from brain activity to group behaviour, from infancy to old age.

Head of department

Igor Schindler

Dr Igor Schindler


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You’ll benefit from our blend of theory and practical teaching, and get hands-on with our specialist facilities to enhance your learning.

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"It's opened my mind and my sense of adventure. I've learned a lot from University."

Watch: find out why Aaron Hall chose Psychology at Hull.

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology fast-track

A unique link between BSc Psychology and our Clinical Psychology Doctorate offers a fast-track to qualifying while having your doctorate fees paid and receiving an NHS salary.

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Psychology on demand

Watch: Join Dr Igor Schindler and student Alexandra Poole for a virtual Psychology taster session.

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Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Our degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Meaning you’re eligible for chartered membership of the BPS when you graduate – an essential for a career as a professional psychologist.

Research Assistantship Scheme

Our competitive Research Assistantships give you hands-on experience of research projects with our world-leading experts, as well as giving a boost to your CV.

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Careers in Psychology

Our degrees are professional qualifications that lead to careers in clinical, educational, sports, forensic, occupational and industrial psychology. They open doors to all sorts of other industries too - our graduates have gone on to work in areas as diverse as accounting, broadcasting, social work, teaching and management consultancy.

New research finds dolphins have similar personality traits to humans

Research by Psychology Lecturer Dr Blake Morton, has found that dolphins are more similar to humans and other primates than previously thought.

Find out how this sheds light on how our own personality traits might have evolved.


From brain activity to group behaviour and from infancy to old age – we investigate the fundamental psychological processes in our state-of-the-art facilities.

92.3% graduate employability rating#
Accredited by the British Psychological Society


# Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.