The results are in!
Want to study Psychology? The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 include more than 1,500 universities across a whopping 93 different countries, and we’re here to bring you all the deets.
The table itself is based on 13 calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
If you’re ever unsure of what uni to go to, this league table will deffo help you make your mind up!
Trusted worldwide by students and teachers as well as government and industry experts, this league table is the most diverse university rankings tool to date.
If you’re wanting to study the super popular subject of psychology at uni, then look no further, because we’ve compiled a list of the best universities for that subject.
The scientific study of mind and behaviour is going to take a lot of hard work, so you need to make sure you’re at the best place for it.
Check out our shortlist below for the best universities in the UK for a psychology degree according to the 2021 rankings…can we have a drumroll please!
1. The University Of Oxford
Coming in at number one for studying psychology is the University Of Oxford. But get this, the uni is also the number one university in the world for 2021, with over 20,774 satisfied students!
With an impressive overall percentage of 95.6%, it’s no wonder so many students want to live and study in this city.
Did you know? The Oxford Experimental Psychology Department is widely regarded as one of the leading psychology departments in the UK.
Students can really benefit from the department being one of Britain’s most active centres for psychological research.
Entrance requirements are usually A* A, A, so we hope you’re feeling super brainy! The hard work really will pay off though, to get the chance to study at this stunning university.
2. The University Of Cambridge
Bagging second place is the fabulous University Of Cambridge! If you get the pleasure of living and studying here, you’re in for a real treat.
Earning an overall percentage of 94% with 90.3% for teaching and 99.2% for research, this uni really does knock rivals out of the ball park.
Their psychological and behavioural sciences degree is broad and exciting, covering all aspects of psychology.
Covering topics such as cognitive psychology, psychopathology, language, brain mechanisms and personality, get ready to have your mind blown!
In the department of psychology, you’re taught by lecturers and researches of international excellence.
Subject societies and seminar programmes also offer regular talks from guest speakers too, an added bonus when it comes to broadening your knowledge.
The entrance requirements are once again A*, A, A, so get studying, and you could be living it up in Cambridge!
3. University College London
Scooping third place is University College London, a prestigious uni in the heart of bustling London.
The four-year psychology programme exposes students to a very wide field of psychology and is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
UCL gained an overall percentage of 86.9%, with 89.4% for teaching and 95.6% for research, making it a fab choice for a psychology degree.
Just as a heads up, you’ll need an A*, A and A in at least two subjects from biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and psychology to get onto this course.
4. London School Of Economics And Political Science
Coming in at number 27 worldwide but number 4 on the list for a psychology degree is the London School Of Economics And Political Science, hooray!
The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science is a community of researchers, intellectuals and students who love to investigate the human mind.
As well as learning knowledge and skills in psychological and behavioural science, you’ll also learn how to apply these theories and findings in the real world.
Located in central London, this university offers a fantastic student experience as well as a highly respected psychology course.
With 94.3% for research on the league table, it’s no wonder The London School Of Economics And Political Science has bagged a top spot for psychology.
5. The University Of Edinburgh
Next, we have another Insta-worthy university, and this ones in the pretty city of Edinburgh!
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of psychology degree programmes including single honours and joint honours.
Psychology at Edinburgh brings together bags of research through a vast range of topics from language development, to dementia, to paranormal beliefs.
Coming in at number 30 worldwide for university rankings, the uni has absolutely smashed it this year.
They offer an amazing student experience as well as a very popular psychology course, so go and check it out.
6. Kings College London
Studying psychology at King’s means you’re joining Europe’s largest centre for research and education in this particular field!
Located in buzzing central London, it’s good vibes all round at Kings College London, who have a thriving student community.
The course itself is accredited by the British Psychological Society, who actually highlighted 5 areas of strength in their course, including the emphasis on research-led teaching.
Required grades are once again A*, A and A, and for a very good reason, because this particular course is a cut above the rest.
Divided into modules such as psychology and the brain as well as psychology and development, it’s safe to say that every day is different studying psych!
7. University Of Manchester
We’re heading up t’North for this next entry to Manchester, the city of Oasis and Corrie!
This British Psychological Society accredited course at The University of Manchester lets students gain practical experience through an integrated 30-hour placement, or a full placement year.
Did you know? A fantastic 85% of students gained employment 6 months after completing their psychology degree, another fab reason to pick this uni.
They require A-Level grades of A,A,B including a science (whether that be biology, chemistry, physics, maths or psychology.)
With a duration of 3 years, or 4 if you study abroad/placement year, you will study four diverse themes.,
These themes include the mind and brain, evolution and development, adaptability and well-being and psychology in society.