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Top 100 in the world for Psychology

QS World Rankings 2021 and THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Top 15 for Psychology in The Complete University Guide 2022

85% of research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Numerous external links with organisations including IBM, The Ministry of Defence, and a unique partnership with the NHS

Psychology at Exeter has over 120 academic, research and clinical training staff and over 500 postgraduate students, including more than 400 students registered on accredited clinical training programmes. Our staff are recognised internationally for their academic excellence, high-quality research and applied output. They actively research the areas of psychology they teach, so their expertise feeds directly into our research-led programmes.

We place a strong emphasis on your personal and professional development, as well as academic performance, and are committed to providing a friendly and stimulating intellectual environment.

You will benefit from state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities, including well-equipped workshops, specialist laboratories, an audiovisual recording suite and a dedicated postgraduate computer laboratory. Members of staff have strong research links with universities in other countries and there is a flourishing international community. We work in partnership with a variety of public and private sector organisations to ensure our research is relevant to policymakers.

Unlike most other leading departments, we provide postgraduate training and continuing professional development (CPD) courses for clinical psychology and other psychological practitioners at the same site as our PhD and Masters degrees.