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Top 20 for Psychology in the UK

Complete University Guide 2019

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Our reputation

100% of our research had either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact (REF, 2014).

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School of Psychology

The School of Psychology at Leeds is one of the country’s leading institutions within our field, both for our teaching and our research.

We’re committed to delivering a superb and rounded education, enriching our students and preparing graduates to excel in their careers. This commitment is reflected in our outstanding research, which spans key psychological questions across international public health and social issues such as childhood development, ageing and stress.

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Research alongside renowned experts in outstanding facilities.


Top 20

for psychology in the UK

Complete University Guide 2019


Teaching Excellence Framework

as the University of Leeds, 2017

Top 150

World top 150 university

QS World Rankings 2019

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PGR and PGT students using VR representing Perception, Action, Cognition research at the School of Psychology

John Pickavance, PhD Researcher in Cognitive Science discusses how VR…

Civic Award Winners 2019

The School of Psychology recently held their annual Civic Awards ceremony to…

Silver Athena Swan Award

The School of Psychology has been recognised for promoting equality and…

Penn Smith Leeds for Life Citizenship Awards 2019

Psychology PhD student Penn Smith won the Leeds for Life Foundation Award at…


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We’ll be joined by Dr Rosie McEachan, Programme Director for the Born in Bradford programme will be delivering a session on ‘Born in Bradford.


Prof. Sven Mattys University of York

Host J. Havelka

Title: Effects of cognitive load on speech perception


Andre Tomlin Founder and Director of the Mental Elf (2011) and the National Elf Service (2015). The title of his talk is ‘The National Elf Service: Welcome to the Woodland!'.