School of Psychology and Social Work

About the school

Our vibrant and interdisciplinary School of Psychology and Social Work delivers high-quality and professional education and research.

We have strong links with national, local and regional agencies. Our exciting range of contemporary professional programmes consist of Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme, MSc Dementia (Online), and our portfolio of Social Work programmes, including our BA Social Work Degree Apprenticeship.

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


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University of Hull Health Campus

Boasting a simulated operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit, our new £28-million Health Campus is a phenomenal resource for our students. You’ll train in a real-life setting from the start – giving you the skills and confidence to easily transition into a clinical setting.

Our community

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"It's about working together, being supportive and being the nurse that is needed from the patient."

Watch: find out why David Dale chose Learning Disability Nursing at Hull.

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Social Work on-demand

Watch: Join lecturer Luke Cartwright for a virtual Social Work taster session and find out more about studying at Hull.

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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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Psychology on demand

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

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"I feel really proud to be a student at Hull. And I really encourage people to come and try it. It feels like Home"

Melanie Garlick, BA Social Work

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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Life changing work placements

Chose from a diverse range of professional practice placements, including drug and alcohol projects, sexual health education, homelessness projects, school inclusion, and projects to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Our psychology 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.

Flexible study, delivered digitally

MSc in Dementia is delivered entirely online, with three start dates each year. Critically challenge common perceptions and learn what it means to live well with dementia.

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Research Assistantship Scheme

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

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Our research brings together expertise and specialisms across clinical psychology, social work, mental health nursing and learning disability nursing.

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

We're founder members of the Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership, giving you access to local employers of social work practitioners. 
Develop the skills to work with adults, children and young people in a range of circumstances and learn how to safeguard and protect people where required.
This programme is accredited by Social Work England which means you can apply to register as a qualified social worker on graduation.