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UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research power and is ranked first for psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience by the UK’s Research Excellence Framework, with more than half of our research in these areas rated as world-leading (4*).
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Research strengths

Explore our research themes: neurodegeneration and neuroprotection; mental health; understanding and influencing behaviour; and sensory systems.

research impact

Research impact

Our research is highly influential on a national and international scale. Find out about the real-life impact of our work and how it is shaping the future.

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Research centres and domains

Learn more about the many platforms for cross-collaborative, interdisciplinary research within the Faculty, across UCL and beyond.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate research

Find out more about our cross-disciplinary research training and the broad range of expertise and facilities we offer across our institutes and divisions.

early career researchers

Early career researchers portal

A collection of resources and information on training opportunities and networks to support our community of early career researchers.

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Why study with us?

We are a global leader in pioneering research into brain diseases, and are home to some of the world's most influential researchers in the field.