Psychology at UEA

Life as a UEA Student in the School of Psychology

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Psychology.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. Welcome to the BSc Psychology Programme and to the University of East Anglia

    Welcome to the School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia!

    We are delighted that you chose to study with us. You are joining a lively, vibrant School: our students are enthusiastic, our administrative staff are astute and helpful, and our lecturers are committed to excellence in teaching and research.

    This is a great time to join us here. We have a thriving British Psychological Society accredited degree programme which has recently been reaccredited. You will be pleased to hear that our programmes have now been specifically commended by the BPS for their focus on employability and also for the nationally excellent facilities our students have access too.

    We have an enhanced laboratory provision, and we are continually enhancing extracurricular opportunities for students. We promote a friendly, scholarly and stimulating atmosphere, providing you with the knowledge and skills that make psychology graduates among the most employable in the UK.

    I am sure you will enjoy the course and I hope you will make the most of the fantastic opportunities offered by the School and UEA. This early information on the website is designed to be useful as you join us, but if you have any questions before you start please get in touch.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a rewarding and enjoyable undergraduate experience and I look forward to meeting you in due course.


    Professor Kenny R. Coventry PhD CPsychol FBPsS FRSA

    Head of the School of Psychology

Suggested Reading for Preparation for Psychology@UEA 

We do not indicate any specific reading which you are required to do before you begin your studies. The best preparation you can do is to spend a bit of time occupied with material which you find interesting which further provokes your enthusiasm for the field. 
The lists below offer a prompt to the sort of material you may like to dip into as a preparation for thinking about psychology as a science for understanding people. Some of these books are ‘popular’ science and will nurture your interest in psychology (there are many other similar ‘popular psychology’ paperbacks which would be equally appropriate to get you thinking). In addition there are many ‘classics’ which are worth reading to help you gain a perspective on where we are now. We’ve also suggested some other media which will help to foster your interest.

When coming to university, you might want to purchase a laptop. For our Psychology course, some laptops might not be able to run software that is needed. The below are some recommended specifications for machines. Please note that if you do decide to invest in a laptop, then we would not recommend the purchase of any Chromebook, as these do not have the specifications needed. If you have any queries, please contact our technical team at

Minimum Spec – A good basic machine but with limited Data storage capacity

Intel Core i5 Processor
Screen Capable of 1920x1080 Resolution
256GB SSD Hard Disk

Medium/High Spec – Faster, better data analysis capability and larger on-board data storage

Intel Corei7 Processor
HD UWVA display
512 GB SSD Hard Disk

Apple Macintosh Devices

Any Mac device based around an Intel processor and running the following Mac Operating Systems:

- Sierra 10.12
- High Sierra 10.13
- Mojave 10.14

Arriving at UEA is an excellent time to like, follow, pin, love and more. 

  1. UEA Psychology delivering research and teaching excellence at the internationally renowned University of East Anglia. 


  2. UEA PsychSoc Come along to our wide range of events and talks for a chance to meet other Psychology enthusiasts and to learn more about the wonderful world of Psychology! 




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