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Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London


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We excel in research that has high impact on policy and practice in the real world ā€“ in fact the quality of our research was recently ranked 5th best in the country. Our teaching team includes world-leading scientists who specialise in child development, education, neuroscience and cognition. Find out why we are one of the top five departments in the country. Come to one of our free departmental talks or open evenings. Better still, take a course with us and begin your journey towards being world-class.

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