Test out your own hypotheses and get hands-on experience.

From the moment you arrive you will have the opportunity to experience both our laboratory facilities and our world leading research. 

Immerse Yourself

Our Research Participation Scheme is the first opportunity for students to engage with research in the labs.

Our Laboratories

At the School of Psychology you have access to facilities such as:

  • an observational suite and fully equipped video studios
  • group dynamics laboratories
  • networked small groups/interpersonal interaction laboratories and hub room
  • electrophysiology (ERP/EEG) laboratories
  • eye-tracking laboratories
  • galvanic vestibular stimulation laboratory (GVS, Magstim)
  • physiological measurement laboratories
  • social cognition laboratory
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • visual cognition laboratories
  • virtual reality laboratory.


Our RPS (Research Participation Scheme) is the first opportunity for students to engage with research in the labs, by being a participant in current and ongoing research within the school. Whether this be as a participant in a brain stimulation study: EEG, TMS, tDCS, or get hands on in a Virtual Reality (VR) study. This scheme prepares you for your own research in your final year and beyond.  

Our RES (Research Experience Scheme) also gives second-year students an opportunity to join teams of academics and PhD students working on cutting-edge psychological research.     

Library facilities

You have access to the School of Psychology’s collection in the University’s Templeman Library, including one of the country’s largest collections of books on social psychology and extensive digital materials. We also have a large collection of frequently used books and journals in our MSc study area and a psychometric test library.


Come and see for yourself

We'd love to show you around.