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We 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 in the top five research departments in the UK. Our teaching team includes world-leading scientists who specialise in child development, education, neuroscience and cognition.

In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings Psychology was eighth out of only 13 UK institutions to make the top 100 and was ranked 68th in the world. Birkbeck was among the top two institutions in London at which to study psychology. In the National Student Survey 2018, Psychology at Birkbeck was named the best in London for overall satisfaction (and seventh in England). Moreover, part-time students gave us a 100% satisfaction rating.

Find out why we are one of the top five research departments in the country and best in London for teaching Psychology. 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.