The Department of Psychology is part of the School of the Biological Sciences in the University of Cambridge. The Department's primary objectives are to provide world-class research and teaching in psychology and cognate disciplines.
The Department was ranked as the top psychology department in the UK in the Research Assessment Exercise (Unit of Assessment 44, Psychology), conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The Department's research has a major impact on the science of psychology and has been translated into many practical applications.
The Department's major research centres include the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, the Centre for Family Research, the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, and the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain. To find out more about research in the Department and for a full list of labs, see the Research page.
In the current QS World University Rankings for Psychology, the Department is placed second in the world for academic reputation.