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.
Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. Psychology at Birkbeck is also ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
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.
We are located within very easy reach of our research institutes, laboratories and the University of London Library, and a few minutes' walk from the British Library and other University of London Colleges.
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Aimed at graduates of either the computational sciences or the psychological sciences, the MA/MSc in Cognition and Computation is an ideal foundation for a research career in the cognitive sciences. Read more
Our MA/MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology brings together some of the world's leading researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology from centres such as the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development , the Brain and Behaviour Lab and the Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging. Read more
Our MA Developmental Sciences is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks. Read more
Our MSc Developmental Sciences is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks. Read more