Why Oxford is a great place to study this course
As a student in Oxford you'll be at the heart of the UK's most successful economic region and in a centre for leading industries which will provide you with a host of work placement and other learning opportunities.
One of the world's great academic cities, Oxford is a key centre of debate, with conferences, seminars and forums taking place across education, science, the arts and many other subjects. It is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions for its large student population, from theatres and cinemas to museums, art galleries and music venues. A bustling and stunning cosmopolitan city, Oxford has excellent shopping, restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs.
Situated in the heart of rural England and home to around 150,000 people, Oxford offers students a clean and safe environment less than an hour from London and international airports.
Support for students studying Psychology
As a Psychology undergraduate, the support you receive at Oxford Brookes is unparalleled. As well as our teaching staff, the psychology team includes knowledgeable laboratory technicians and demonstrators. They are there to help students resolve academic problems (such as helping with the statistical analyses of experiments). One of our demonstrators recently won the UK Technician Demonstrator Award from the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network for his innovative support to students.
When you arrive at Oxford Brookes you will be assigned an academic adviser who will provide you with academic support and supervision throughout your degree. They will also keep you up to date with events such as visiting speakers and career events.
In addition, our dedicated student support co-ordinators are on hand from the day you start to the day you leave. They are here to help with anything from academic advice, such as helping you choose your modules, through to any personal issues you may experience. Our unique, free Upgrade study service is available to anyone who needs advice on study skills, from planning and writing essays to highlighting areas for improvement.
Based on the Headington Campus just a mile from Oxford's historic centre, the Department of Psychology is purpose-built and includes:
- state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, with eye tracker and high density EEG and ERP facilities to measure brain activity
- a computer suite
- teaching rooms and a video-recording studio with observation room
- a dedicated psychological test library.
Psychology students have access to a wealth of online resources, journals and articles, available through our departmental portal. We have our own PC departmental network, including services developed in house and linked directly to the university computing services.
With over half a million books, DVDs and CDs, a vast range of databases, journals and reference materials, Oxford Brookes Library provides all the resources you need for your study of psychology. We have a dedicated psychology librarian who is on hand to answer your enquiries, teach you information skills and guide you around the electronic resources on offer. The library offers regular training sessions on accessing and making the best use of key resources in your specific subject area.
Once you reach the stage of writing your dissertation, you will also have access to the world famous Bodleian Library.
From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.
We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.