Student experience

Our thriving community of psychology students means there are lots of ways to get involved with your subject and meet like-minded people along the way.

Student societies and groups

The Psychology Society

The Psychology Society is a great way to get to know other psychology enthusiasts and join social events and attend academic talks - all relating to the wonderful world of psychology. The social events include quizzes, movie nights, receptions and an annual dinner.

We like to think of ourselves as your support network, always on hand to make the stresses of uni that little bit easier

Edinburgh University Psychology Society

Facebook (The Psychology Society)

Psychology Society website

There are over 280 societies at the University. Take a look at the range of societies on offer:

Find a Society

Facilities & resources

As a psychology student you have access to a wide range of world class equipment:

Facilities & resources

We also have a dedicated School library for psychology students with quiet study spaces and a range of resources relating to your studies:

Psychology and philosophy library

This in addition to the many facilities and resources within the University.

Study Abroad

As a psychology student you will have the opportunity to study in Europe and beyond via our Erasmus and International Exchange programmes as part of your degree. The University has around 300 student exchange partners in nearly 40 countries worldwide.

Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to discover a different country and its culture, improve your employment prospects and enjoy a completely new learning experience.

Take a look at the current destinations available for students interested in studying abroad:

The opportunity to go abroad in my third year has been a defining experience during university. It wouldn’t have been possible without the wide range of choices and connections Edinburgh has with other great academic institutions worldwide. I went to New Zealand (Auckland), somewhere I would never have specifically chosen to visit of my own accord - but a place I now consider home and hope to return to in years to come

Shannon DicksonMA Psychology, Class of 2018

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Our Global Community

Our undergraduate students come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and countries. This diversity ensures a stimulating environment for the sharing of ideas and experience.

In the current cohort there are over 1400 students currently studying with us in PPLS at undergraduate level. We have over 60 countries represented with students coming from all corners of the globe.


Find out more about the student experience:

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