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Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London

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Welcome to the Department of Psychological Sciences

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We excel in research that has high impact on policy and practice in the real world – 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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Why study psychology at Birkbeck?

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Birkbeck team to run live science experiments at the Science Museum

Results will help understanding of how we read people’s faces

In memoriam: Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith (1938-2016)

The Birkbeck community has been saddened to hear of the news that Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith died on Monday, 19 December.

Psychology PhD funding now available under ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The department will be leading the psychology pathway under this six year ESRC programme.

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