Psychology, Experimental


Applicants may also wish to consider the Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics courses.

Why study Experimental Psychology at St Hilda’s?

Psychology is fascinating, fun and challenging. Every day you will learn something amazing! Oxford has the best psychology department in Europe and St Hilda's college admits more psychology students than any other Oxford college. This provides an immediate group of like-minded people and we hold regular social events for all St Hilda's psychology students.

St Hilda's has two dedicated tutors covering a wide range of teaching, so you'll receive excellent academic and social support. Each term, there are individual progress review meetings for our students. There are weekly drop-in surgeries as well, where students are able to gain information or support on any academic or personal matter.

Psychology students at St. Hilda’s have a variety of social events available to them throughout each term. There are Psychology drinks and dinners, as well as punting during the summer.

Subject tutors

The core tutorial teaching team at St Hilda’s consists of:

- Dr Ann Dowker
- Dr Stephen McHugh

After St Hilda's

Recent graduates have gone on to take a variety of paths. Please view these comments from recent graduates for more information.

St Hilda’s operates its own career networks of former students working in particular professional areas. These networks provide opportunities for meeting, sharing experiences, and mentoring and cover a wide range of professional areas.

Further information

There are no required courses to study Experimental Psychology. However, extra work on statistics or introductory psychology (see recommended reading from the Department of Experimental Psychology) is always useful. You will be sent an introductory reading list before arriving.

If you would like to know more about studying Experimental Psychology at St Hilda's College, please click on the following links:

The working life of a Psychology student: notes from the tutors

Tips from a first year Psychology student

Tips from a second year Psychology student

Tips from a third year Psychology student

Tips from a third year Psychology student: a second perspective

Reading-list of fun things to get into the subject


Department of Experimental Psychology