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UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is home to some of the world's most influential and creative researchers in the field of brain sciences. Our programmes provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need through research embedded education. We aim to prepare them not only to succeed, but to become the next generation of experts in the field.

Our Institutes and Divisions within the Faculty are centres of excellence for psychology, language, cognition, neurology and neuroscience, ophthalmology and vision research, prion diseases, psychiatry, and deafness and hearing. Many of our departments are partnered, both physically and strategically, with world-famous hospitals and research centres in central London; they form a considerable part of UCL Partners (UCL-P), the largest academic health science partnership in the world.

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Anna Freud Centre

Anna Freud

We are a world leader in both research and practice in child development, psychopathy and intervention. Study with us and you’ll be embedded in a dynamic environment that involves direct clinical work with children and families.

Psychology and Language Science

Clinical Psychology

UCL is ranked the UK’s leading university for research in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. We offer an unrivalled portfolio of clinically-oriented programmes that allow you to deepen your knowledge and develop highly sought-after skills.

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Division of Psychiatry

We are an interdisciplinary centre for research and teaching focused on mental health and illness. Study with us and you can develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in clinical practice.

ear hat experiment

Ear Institute

We deliver research-intensive training and have close links with London’s Royal National ENT Hospital and the audiological industry. Our aim is to prepare you to join the next generation of auditory medics and scientists.

Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Deepen your understanding of the psychological and biological basis of behaviour in our research-driven department. State-of-the-art facilities include brain imaging and stimulation, behavioural testing and systems neuroscience technology.

Linguistics

Language Science & Linguistics

Our world-leading research brings together experts in areas including cognition, neuroscience, linguistics, education, medicine and phonetics. We offer a dynamic learning environment where you can explore your fascination with mind, behaviour and language.

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Institute of Ophthalmology

Ranked the world’s best for ophthalmology studies by the Center for World University Rankings (2017). With our programmes, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills in eyecare or explore the business of biotech.

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Postgraduate Research

We offer a wealth of programmes supported by globally respected academics. You’ll be able to undertake substantial, in-depth research and make an original contribution to your field.

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Queen Square Institute of Neurology

We have direct links to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and other centres of excellence, and use research to improve treatment and care. Join us and you’ll benefit from a world-class learning experience.