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Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London


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We excel in research that has a high impact on policy and practice in the real world. Birkbeck has been highly placed in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: the College’s Psychology offering was eighth out of only 13 UK institutions to make the top 100 and was ranked 68th in the world. Birkbeck was recognised as one of the top two institutions in London at which to study psychology.

We also excel in research that has a high impact on policy and practice in the real world. In the 2014 REF, Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck was ranked fifth in the UK. 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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