About Us

The UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences is the largest such department in the country with over 120 academic staff and 1500 students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It was formed in 2008 to bring together in a single organization UCL’s research and teaching in the psychological and language sciences.
The Division is part of UCL's Faculty of Brain Sciences which is one of four faculties within the School of Life and Medical Sciences, one of the largest and strongest concentrations of biomedical research in the world. The Faculty ranks 2nd globally (behind Harvard) for research in neuroscience/behaviour and psychiatry/psychology, with three staff amongst the 20 most highly cited scientists globally in neuroscience and behaviour, and winning research income of over £50 million annually.
A major element of the Division’s activity is its undergraduate and graduate teaching. We offer undergraduate BSc programmes in Psychology, Psychology and Language Sciences, and Linguistics, and an Intercalated BSc programme for medical students. As well as being able to conduct graduate research towards a PhD degree, we offer 20 Masters degrees in topics as diverse as decision sciences, business psychology, neuroscience, psychopathology, human-computer interaction, and linguistics, plus professional training courses in clinical psychology, educational psychology, psychotherapy, and speech and language therapy.