Top 5 UK Universities for Research in Psychology


Psychology, the study of behavior and the human mind, is a popular choice of study amongst international students. Over 100,000 students were enrolled in programmes related to psychology in 2014 and the subject offers practical knowledge which can be utilized in many different careers, including business, marketing, human resources and research psychologist.

uk universities for research in psychology

What is a research psychologist?

Research psychologists conduct research on topics which are of interest society or business, looking at how people think, feel, learn and act. They must propose theories, ensure all tests and research is ethical, and present their findings.

Top five UK universities for Psychology

University of Central Lancashire

UCLan became the first modern university to be named in the QS World Rankings in 2010, and is currently in the top 4% of global universities. The School of Psychology at UCLan has three main research groups: Cognitive Research Group, Forensic Psychology Research Group, Health Psychology Research Group.

University of Lincoln

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 placed Lincoln among the top 10 modern universities in the UK. The School of Psychology at Lincoln offers postgraduate courses in Development Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Psychology Research (MPhil/PhD).

University of Swansea

Established in 1920, Swansea University has international links with over 100 institutions worldwide, allowing students to study abroad and researchers to collaborate on a larger scale. The University was named University of the Year by the Whatuni? Student Choice awards in 2014 and was given five stars for its excellence by the QS University Guide.

University of Dundee

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Dundee recorded the highest level of 4-star, or ‘world-leading’, research in Biological Sciences of any university in the UK.

University of Bath

The University of Bath is a world-class university in a world heritage city. Ranked 5th for graduate employment in the Guardian University Guide 2017, current research themes at the University are Behaviour Change and Mental Health Interventions, BioSocial, Cognitive-Affective Psychology, Digital Behaviour and Change, Identities in Social and Digital Contexts.

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