Psychology at Aberystwyth

Welcome to Psychology at Aberystwyth University!

Our 2016 National Student Survery Results show that we are currently:

  • Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Psychology
  • 95% student satisfaction for our Psychology degree scheme

We are a rapidly growing student-led department that operates based upon 3 core principles:

  • Delivering high quality teaching
  • Creating employable graduates
  • Conducting research with impact

Our aim is to provide a supportive environment in which we work together with our students to fulfil their potential.


A Brief History

Established in 2008, Psychology is the most recently established department at Aberystwyth University and has expanded rapidly and currently oversees 300 students. In September, 2011, the department moved into its new permanent premises in the refurbished Penbryn 5 building. The building is home to all of the department’s facilities; laboratories, teaching rooms and staff offices.

Our Accreditation

Since 2013 Psychology has been accredited by the British Psychological Society, a mark of quality widely acknowledged by employers in the professional field and which grants the opportunity for graduates of the department to gain Graduate and/or Chartered membership of the society. BPS accreditation is important for students looking to maximise their future options. The University has achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, showing its commitment to the advancement of the careers of women in Science, Education, and Technology in higher education.