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REFOver 80% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent

We're rated as one of the best universities in the UK for the impact and quality of our research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Our research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We're one of the top psychology departments in the UK for teaching and research. Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge scientific research. Our research impacts on many areas of society, from psychological therapies to mother-baby interaction, Parkinson's disease and the applications of robotics.

Undergraduate courses

Image: student with books in backgroundAs well as leading to a career in psychology, our degrees provide a strong basis for a wide range of professions, from market research and advertising to teaching.

Undergraduate degrees
Careers in psychology

Postgraduate study

Image: three students working togetherSatisfy your urge to understand why. Working closely with specialist scientists, you'll develop the skills to investigate and understand human behaviour.

Taught masters courses
Research degrees

World-leading research

Image: Shrewbot: The Sheffield Centre for RoboticsWe're consistently rated as one of the top performing psychology departments in the UK for research. Find out about our research areas, publications and the latest seminars.

Our research

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

About us

We're a large department with a vibrant community of undergraduates,  postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers. Our five-floor building is purpose-built and has extensive facilities for psychological research.

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