Individually Different, Collectively Unique
Psychology at Salford is proud to boast it has seen many hundreds of students from over 25 countries successfully pursue its degree programmes since it opened in 2000. The first graduates processed in their distinctive black gowns with yellow and blue sashes, from the Lowry Centre at Salford Quays three years later.
Following on from the successful launch of the first joint degree programmes, including the ever-popular BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling, the BSc (Hons) Psychology recruited its first cohort in 2002. Professional accreditation by the British Psychological Society followed in 2003 and more joint programmes including the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology in 2005. The MSc in Applied Psychology (Therapies) (2009) and MSc in Media Psychology (new in 2012) have demonstrated continuing innovation and a commitment to growing a postgraduate community in Psychology at Salford.
Since 2000 the Psychology team has grown from four to its current size which now includes 18 academic staff. Psychology staff have a reputation for generating research with an applied focus and have been returned in each of the last three UK research assessment exercises. They maintain both national and international profiles in their respective areas, regularly publishing academic articles and books and appearing in the media. A number of PhD students are working with the team, including Graduate Teaching Assistants studying topics as diverse as changing health behaviours in children to improving psychological health in the workplace.
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