UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Studying Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL

We are ranked 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world for Psychology by Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (2022). We are also rated the 2nd best place in Europe to study Psychology by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject (2023).

Discover our undergraduate Psychology programmes

The UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences teaches four undergraduate psychology programmes:

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Why study Psychology at UCL?

  • UCL is named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

  • UCL is the top-ranked university in Europe and second in the world for psychology (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022).

  • UCL is 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world for neuroscience and behaviour, based entirely on quantitative data relating to scientific papers (2021 National Taiwan University report).

  • UCL is 1st in Europe and 2nd worldwide for citations in neuroscience and behaviour, with more than twice as many published papers as any other European university (InCites Essential Scientific Indicators 2021).

  • UCL is ranked first for research power in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience by the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), with more than two thirds of our research in these areas rated as world-leading (4*).

  • You will develop a broad foundation in linguistic analysis and theory, while being able to pursue chosen areas in greater depth, and also to study language and linguistics in a broader context.

  • At 1:10.9, UCL is 2nd in the UK for staff-to-student ratio (Guardian University Guide 2024).

  • We offer cutting-edge resources such as extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception and cognition, a centre for brain imaging and a behavioural neuroscience laboratory.

  • We collaborate with a broad range of interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, both within UCL and beyond.