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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Experimental Psychology

We offer an outstanding research and teaching environment providing opportunities for graduate students to work with world-renowned researchers across a wide spectrum of topics. Research focuses on behaviour and its neural underpinnings and covers behavioural neuroscience, perceptual and cognitive sciences and cognitive neuroscience. Our staff are directly involved in several research centres and institutes including the ESRC Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, the Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology. Research facilities available to members of staff comprise state-of-the-art equipment for most types of behavioural research, scanning facilities (MRI), eye- and motion-tracking facilities as well as TMS facilities.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Experimental Psychology MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5

Student/staff ratios

  • 41 staff
  • 0 taught students
  • 44 research students


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Staff View

"In London, and at UCL in particular, I am surrounded by excellent colleagues who have helped me to shape my research in numerous ways. At least half of the techniques we use today in the laboratory were unknown to me until I joined UCL and started collaborating with colleagues."

Professor Matteo Carandini

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Subject: Ophthalmology, Faculty: Brain Sciences

Staff View

"I feel networked in London and because of that I am more engaged in various professional bodies and research networks. UCL is a world leader in cognitive neuroscience and so more things are possible here with the equipment and expertise to support new developments."

Professor Rosemary Varley

Professor in Acquired Language Disorders

Subject: Language and Communication, Faculty: Brain Sciences