Psychology: New postgraduate students

Welcome to Psychology at Exeter

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter!

You are joining one of the top ten universities in the country, a member of the Russell Group of top research-led universities, with an outstanding record of employability. As a consequence, you can expect our standards to be very high, our teaching to be excellent and your experience to be one of the best available in higher education.

What you will experience here is a step up from what you have experienced before at undergraduate level. You will learn advanced skills, taught by people who are world leaders in their areas of knowledge—Researchers who know exactly what it's like to establish a new finding, discover a new effect, or construct a new theory. They will expect you to learn to operate at the same level as them, and eventually to be capable of doing what they do.

I encourage you to make the best of this year by engaging with your tutors, lecturers and other members of staff. Become part of the discipline and attend our seminars and talks and you will feel the full benefit of studying at Exeter.

We look forward to working with you.

Professor Manuela Barreto, Head of Psychology

Congratulations on obtaining a place on an MSc programme in Psychology. If you have not yet accepted the offer of a place on the MSc programme and paid the required deposit, please do so as soon as possible so that full preparations can be made for your arrival in Exeter.

This page contains some useful information about Freshers’ Week activities in Psychology. Please also refer to the new students’ website for information about other non-discipline specific events.

Information about things you'll need to do before arriving at Exeter can be found on our New Students website.

Register with the university

You must register with the university at the start of each academic year. By registering, you agree to observe the University’s rules and regulations, including the payment of tuition fees and other charges by the deadlines. Most students will be asked to register online. 

You need to:

  • Activate your IT account.
  • On or after 21 August 2019, use your IT details to go to the iExeter web portal and log in.
  • Follow the ‘Registration’ link.

You must register by 4 October 2019. If you have any problems registering online or your course details are not correct please contact the Student Information Desk on 01392 724724 or email

Find out more on the registration webpage


The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact

There will be a welcome lunch and formal welcome by Anna Rabinovich, the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes on Thursday 19 September at 12.00pm and this will be followed by various introductory talks, specific to the programme throughout the afternoon.

Attendance on 19 September is compulsory and a full itinerary of the activities can be found here: PGT Psychology Welcome Schedule 2019 (.pdf)


Your detailed personal timetable will be available to download from iExeter from Monday 16 September. Further details about how to read this timetable can be found here: How to understand your personal timetable (PGT) 2019-20 (.pdf). Teaching commences on Monday 23 September 2019.

Access and wellbeing support

If you have declared a disability on your application form pre-arrival or on a medical form, we would advise you to contact Accessibility and Wellbeing services by logging an enquiry through the SID helpdesk. They will ensure that you get the additional study support you require i.e. extra time in exams, specific software etc.

Support for international students

The Insessional Programme is provided by INTO University of Exeter. It offers a range of courses, workshops and tutorials to international students at the University of Exeter. It is designed to enable students to develop their academic English and provide help and support for studying in English. 


If you are interested in joining any societies, you can look out for the Psychology Society during Freshers’ Week.

Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The SSLC is committed to enabling all students to communicate their views and to receiving suggestions to influence changes to our policies and procedures. To find out how to become a member of this important committee in 2019/20 see the Student-Staff Liaison Committee webpage.

More information

Visit the current students page for module descriptions and other links you may find useful during your studies. 

Share your experiences, support prospective students and earn while you learn

Can you commit to one hour a week chatting to prospective students on your smartphone? Do you enjoy talking/writing? If yes, apply to become a Unibuddy Ambassador for the University of Exeter.

  • Share your experiences of University life
  • Build professional skills
  • Improve your CV and increase employability prospects
  • Support students just like you
  • Earn while you learn

Unibuddy is a social platform that connects current students with prospective applicants from around the world. Through informal chats, blogs and videos, Unibuddy ambassadors offer support, guidance and information to help applicants make the right decisions about higher education.

As a Unibuddy ambassador you will:

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university (one hour per week at the standard ESA (Exeter Student Ambassador) hourly rate).
  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the University of Exeter.
  • Check your account on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Keep conversations going and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging.
  • Provide a real insight into the University of Exeter experiences through chats, blogs and videos (a minimum of two pieces of content per month).

To be a successful Unibuddy you will:

  • Be a confident communicator who enjoys producing engaging content.
  • Have a positive outlook on university life and study.
  • Be flexible and willing to respond to questions quickly and efficiently.
  • Adopt a mature and professional approach to conversations.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please express your interest to We look forward to hearing from you!


Psychology is based in the Washington Singer building on Perry Road. You can take virtual tours, complete with 360º panoramas, to see what the campus really looks like. You can find a list of key contacts below. 

If you have any Psychology-specific enquires please email or telephone +44 (0)1392 724626.

For essential information relating to Psychology please go to our ELE (Exeter Learning Environment) page.

General enquiries

For all general and IT enquiries please contact SID (Student Information Desk) online or via the iExeter app: log on to iExeter, click on the ‘SID Helpdesk’ tab and select the link to ‘log a new enquiry’.

There is a huge range of information available about accessing support at Exeter – please see the student services directory