The Department of Psychological Sciences is a centre of vibrant research and teaching whose roots can be traced to the beginnings of the scientific study of the subject in the UK over a century ago.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), the Department was ranked 5th in the UK for the excellence of its research. In 2006, research groups in the Department won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.
We offer stimulating courses at all levels of study, as well as providing expert supervision for the MPhil/PhD. In the last Quality Assurance round, our teaching was rated 23 out of 24.
The department was established in the difficult period of the Second World War, but Psychology at Birkbeck has its roots in the beginnings of the scientific study of the subject in the UK over a century ago. Read more about our history.
School of Science
We are part of Birkbeck's new School of Science, which unites us with six other departments of Birkbeck, University of London.