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New Student Information (PGT)

Before you arrive, remember to visit Welcome to Warwick pages to enrol and register for an IT Account

Welcome to the Department of Psychology! We are sure that the next twelve months will be exciting, challenging and rewarding. During the first few days, there will be a number of important meetings where procedures will be explained in detail. In the meantime, here's some information to get you started. Please note this information is being updated constantly over the month of September, so do check back to see if there have been any changes and/or additions.

PGT New Starter Form

All incoming PGT students need to complete the department's PGT New Starter Form. This is required in order for them to be able to engage with the dissertation in terms 2 and 3. This will require students to complete a few actions, which are included below. Given that all our PGT courses are incredibly busy, we recommend ensuring the form is completed during Welcome Week.

Welcome Week Induction Events
Personal tutor
IT Systems
Reading Lists
English Language Classes
Recommended Computing Specifications


The department is situated in the Humanities Building and the Humanities Building Extension. On the ground floor of the Humanities Building is the Department's Programmes Office (H0.42), the Department Common Room, and a number of academic offices. On the first floor, there are a number of small research laboratories and more academic offices. The Humanities Building Extension houses a number of laboratories including an undergraduate computing laboratory.

psychology_blossom.jpg Common Room

Welcome Week Induction Events

As part of Welcome 2023, the main Induction Events and Q+A sessions for each course will be taking place on the following days:

MSc in Behavioural and Data Science - 27th September 2023

MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track) - 27th September 2023

MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology - 29th September 2023

MSc in Psychological Research - 26th and 27th September 2023

MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing - 27th September 2023

Any core Induction Events for your course will soon be pre-populated in your Welcome timetable. These will cover:

From early September, you will then have the opportunity to add more University-wide events and create your personalised Welcome Week timetable. You can find more information about Welcome 2023 on the main Warwick page.


Course Directors

Dr Claudie Fox

Director of PGT Studies

PG Senior Tutor

Programme Director, MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology


Room: H1.26

Prof Thomas Hills

Programme Director, MSc in Behavioural and Data Science


Room: H0.26

Kirsty Lee

Dr Kirsty Lee

Programme Director, MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing


Room: H1.11

Elliot Ludvig

Prof Elliot Ludvig

Programme Director, MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track)


Room: H1.21

Dr Friederike Schlaghecken

Programme Director, MSc in Psychological Research


Room: H0.34

Key Administrative Staff

Dr Emily Biggs

Teaching & Learning Manager


Room: H0.41

Alice Parkes

Programmes Co-ordinator


Room: H0.36

Tom Freeman

Postgraduate Programmes Officer

Responsible for: MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track), MSc in Behavioural and Data Science


Room: H0.42

Jenny Regan

Postgraduate Programmes Officer

Responsible for: MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology, MSc in Psychological Research, MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing


Room: H0.42

Departmental Roles

Professor Derrick Watson

Head of Department

PA: Hannah Austin, /

Dr Fiona MacCallum

Deputy Head of Department

You can find room locations and contact details for other academics and staff in the department on the Psychology Department's People pages.

Office Hours

If you have any issues not covered during Welcome Week, you can email the Programmes Office at: or drop by the Programmes Office itself in H0.42.

The office opening hours for 2023/24 are:

  • Monday: 9:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday: 9:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday: 9:30 - 12:00, then closed
  • Thursday: 9:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
  • Friday: 9:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:00

Personal tutor

All students at Warwick are assigned a personal tutor when they start their course. Personal tutors can help you with any issues that affect you personally and provide academic support as needed. You should feel free to arrange to speak with them any time you feel you need to. Your personal tutor's details, including their contact information, will appear on your Tabula profile closer to the start of term.

A meeting with your personal tutors will be held during the first few weeks of Term 1. Further details will be sent closer to the time. Remember to check your Warwick email regularly as any information will be sent through this.

IT Systems

As a reminder, your Warwick IT account is only available once you have:

1 EnrolledLink opens in a new window

2 Registered onlineLink opens in a new window

Once you have done that, on any computer linked to the internet you will have access to:

  • Email Notices: Both the University and the Psychology Department will communicate with you mainly via email on your new email address. Remember that you are expected to check this account regularly.
  • MYWARWICK: You will have your own personalised MYWARWICK account at This is a one stop shop from where you will be able to access your university emails, timetable, campus information and much more.
  • Tabula: Tabula ( is an online system you will use to see your coursework deadlines and electronically submit assignments and download marking feedback. Please see for more information on each aspect of Tabula.
  • Moodle: Moodle ( is the university VLE, where you will find information for each of your modules.
  • Internet: Login to to get full access to the Psychology webpages, the University intranet - Insite. The Psychology webpages have full details of your course and a wide range of useful information for your time at Warwick. These pages are updated through the year, so please check these if you have any questions.


Each course consists of a number of core and optional modules. You will be able to start registering for any optional modules about a week before the start of term through MyWarwick.

Each module is usually run by one or two academics and consists of a mixture of lectures, seminars, and practical classes. The course pages on our website provide an indicative list of available modules on each course, and you will be able to find more specific information on most modules, including content and assessment methods, on their departmental and Moodle pages.

Module information for modules run by WBS will be available on their unique portal, my.wbs.

For a breakdown by course, please see the following links:

Behavioural & Data Science

Behavioural & Economic Science (Science Track)

Clinical Applications of Psychology

Psychological Research

Mental Health & Wellbeing


Once you have registered for your modules, you will be able see most of your personal timetable, including lectures, seminars, and practical classes, on Tabula.

Timetabling information for modules run by WBS will be available on their unique portal, my.wbs.

Note: Lectures run from 5 minutes past the hour, to 5 minutes to the hour.

Provisional timetables (subject to final confirmation) for the following courses for TERM 1 ONLY can be found below. Please be aware that, where there is more than one seminar slot for a module, you will only be assigned to one of these:

Questions regarding timetabling and seminar allocation for Psychology modules should be directed to

Questions regarding timetabling and seminar allocation for non-Psychology modules should be directed to:

PLEASE NOTE: We are hoping to be able to confirm Term 1 timetables with students in the near future.

Reading Lists

At this time, the only course with a suggested reading list is Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track), which can be viewed here.

Suggested reading lists for Psychology modules can be found on their module and Moodle pages (found under Modules).


The course handbooks cover a lot of valuable information and procedures relating to your course, and should be read through to familiarise you with these details.

Handbooks can be accessed below once available:

They will also be available on each course's page on the Psychology website in due course.


As part of the University and departmental requirements, all students are expected to undertake a Health and Safety induction and Fire Safety Training course (on Moodle).

Students are also expected to complete the Warwick Values Programme course (also on Moodle). It communicates your rights and responsibilities as members of the Warwick community and enable us to create a working, living and learning environment:

  • Where everyone feels welcomed and safe to be themselves
  • Where everyone is treated with dignity and respect
  • Where there is equal opportunity for all to reach their potential

Each course has two parts: a presentation that discusses the material of the course, and a test that checks your understanding of that material. In order to meet the University requirements, you will need to pass all the courses, although you will have as many attempts as necessary to do so.

The Health & Safety and Fire Safety courses should provide certificates you can download once you have passed. When you have completed all the above training courses AND reviewed all the necessary course information, please complete the form the PGT New Starter Form to confirm this.

English Language Classes

The department is hoping to offer in-sessional English Language classes during Term 1. These classes are designed for international students that have limited previous experience of writing and speaking English in an academic setting, with the aim of providing them with key skills which will enable them to succeed in their studies. The classes are not suitable for near-native or very advanced speakers of English.

The classes seek to provide input on both writing and speaking skills in English (the main emphasis is on the former). On the writing side, they will look at structuring and writing reports, talking about data and statistics, creating an objective and dispassionate academic style, positioning with regard to the reader, sentence and paragraph structure within the academic field. If students would like, they can also cover discussion and presenting in English skills.

More information on how to register your interest for them will be provided in due course.

Recommended Computer Specifications

There are good quality IT workspaces and computing labs on campus, but for convenience, you may prefer to use your own device. IT Services recommend a laptop for portability as you may need it on campus, in residences, and in your home during term time and holidays.

You can find the department's recommended specifications and advice here.

Please be aware that a mobile phone, iPad, tablet, etc., is NOT sufficient for the purposes of studying, and you will struggle to participate in your studies if you only have one of those devices.


The Library can be found on central campus, opposite the Physical Sciences building, and houses a number of facilities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to make use of, including computing facilities, private study rooms, and meeting areas.

Please watch the following video to learn more from the department's Academic Support Librarian, Sam Johnson, about features of the Library which Psychology students may find particularly beneficial.

Please note: you will need to log in with your Warwick account to view this video.