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Psychology is one of the leading research departments in the UK. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) we were ranked 6th out of 82 Psychology departments for our world-leading and internationally excellent research.

When you study here or collaborate with us as a researcher, you can look forward to exceptional research facilities, a supportive environment and the opportunity to work at the frontiers of psychological knowledge.

Our research areas

Our research interests fall broadly into the following four areas:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Language, memory and attention
  • Perception, action and decision making
  • Social and affective processes.

Find out more about our research areas.

Explore our research

Our research is highly influential. Every major pharmaceutical company in the world is using our ‘Patient Reported Outcome Measures’. And our research studying  the relationship between fundamental aspects of human visual processing and the scenarios in which road accidents are most likely to occur was a key driver in the campaign to reduce urban speed limits to 20 mph.

Explore some of our recent research projects.

Excellent facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities include our own MRI scanner. Find out more. 

Fellowship funding

We give excellent support to early career researchers. Find out more about the opportunities to join us.

Research Fellowships

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