Highfield / Highfield - Geography, Psychology

Psychology

We are home to world-leading research centres and all of our graduates are eligible for registration with the British Psychological Society.

Our BSc Psychology will enable you to discover how scientific methods can be used to understand human thought processes, emotions and behaviour, and will introduce you to the various areas of contemporary psychology: cognitive, developmental, clinical, and social, plus training in research methods and data analyses. You will also be able to take options outside psychology during the course, tailoring your learning to your individual interests.

Geography

Geography at Southampton has an excellent reputation. You will experience small-group teaching in all years of your degree and international exchange opportunities are available in Europe, Canada and Singapore.

Fieldwork skills are developed across our BA Geography degree, including a local field course in the first year, with specialist second-year trips to study the urban landscape of a European city. Recent destinations have included Paris and Amsterdam with a third-year, field-based optional module (currently to Berlin). The individual research project, involving personal fieldwork or documentary research in the UK or abroad, forms a major part of the degree programme.

Across both programmes our integrated module, Water, People and the Environment, will give you opportunity to see Cambodia and understand first-hand the big environmental issues facing the world.

Geography and Environment and Psychology

The Shackelton Building is where most of the Psychology and Geography and Environment courses are taught.

Psychology

As one of the foremost Psychology centres in the UK their research is having a real impact on some of today’s biggest global challenges across social, educational and health-related issues. With academics working at the forefront of their fields and internationally renowned for their cutting-edge research, the department also boasts a superb range of teaching and research facilities including an array of custom-built specialist laboratories. Students can expect modules to be continually reviewed and updated to provide an exciting and stimulating environment. Psychology at Southampton offers plenty of flexibility and choice, helping you uncover your individual interests and talents as you explore what people think, feel and do.

Geography and Environment

Geography and Environment engages directly with many contemporary concerns: globalisation, climate change, environmental management and cultural transformation. It also allows you to gain valuable transferable skills for your future career. Geography and Environment is proud of their reputation as one of the top centres of geographical scholarship in the UK with a range of world-class facilities. They offer innovative degree programmes, delivered by recognised experts, and place considerable emphasis on generic skills such as computing, communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

Geography - taught courses

Geography at Southampton is one of Britain's leading centres for geographical research, with excellent facilities, a strong publication record, and a thriving research culture.

We offer a range of taught masters programmes to expand your geo-information science knowledge. Each is delivered through our internationally renowned research group. Together these address the fundamental challenges in geography and GIS communities.

Student and staff research is organised into five research groups:

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD)

Economy, Governance and Culture (EGC)

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation (GECEO) 

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS).

On joining us you will become a member of one (or more) of these groups.

Psychology - taught courses

Psychology at the University of Southampton offers a growing range of postgraduate-level options. These are carefully tailored to match the needs of employers, and to fulfil the criteria of the British Psychological Society.

Most of our taught programmes lead to an MSc masters in psychology qualification after one year's full-time study, or two years part-time. In some instances, individual modules may be taken on a standalone basis, although priority is given to students registered for the complete psychology masters degrees.

Geography - research

We are one of the UK’s leading centres for geographical research, with excellent resources and a strong publication and research grant record.

At Southampton, you’ll work with internationally respected academics and experience world-leading research as it happens, with access to state-of-the-art resources. You will become part of the close-knit Postgraduate Society within your area of study as well as the wider, 5,000-strong postgraduate student community.

If you are considering joining us, you will already be interested in research within one of our key groups:

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD);

Economy, Governance and Culture (EGC);

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation (GECEO);

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW);

Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS)

Geodata, a University based consultancy goup, is also based with us.

Psychology - research

We are one of the largest bodies of internationally active research staff in the UK, with an excellent track record for securing external funding for our students.

Psychology at the University of Southampton offers a growing range of postgraduate-level options. These are carefully tailored to match the needs of employers, and to fulfil the criteria of the British Psychological Society.

On all measures of academic excellence, Psychology at Southampton has received rankings which place it among the leading centres in Britain in terms of research output and expertise.

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate PhD courses