Why study with us?

We provide research-oriented and cutting-edge teaching led by international leaders in the science and practice of psychiatry and mental health.

Teaching and research excellence

  • 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*)

  • UCL is 2nd in Europe and 3rd in the world for psychiatry/psychology, based entirely on quantitative data relating to scientific papers (2022 National Taiwan University report)

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

  • Bibliometric analysis by RAND Europe in 2015 identified UCL as the most productive and influential mental health research institution in England
  • UCL is ranked the 5th best place in the world to study psychiatry (CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017)
  • 99% of our students would recommend the UCL Division of Psychiatry to prospective students thinking of studying here (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021)
  • We are one of the largest departments specialising in mental health in the UK with over 140 staff and we collaborate with charities including Alzheimer’s UK
  • We hold a Silver Athena SWAN award, which recognises our commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education
  • Our central London location gives access to one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and influential cities, ranked as the best city in the world for university students (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

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Postgraduate taught degrees

Our programmes offer stimulating and practical training, integrating biological, psychological and social perspectives on mental health.

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Postgraduate research degrees

Our research degrees cover areas like dementia, depression and anxiety, severe mental illnesses (including psychoses), intellectual disability and palliative care.

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Student testimonials

Find out what our students have to say about studying in the Division of Psychiatry.