Our research 

Our School of Psychology is one of the biggest and most active psychology departments in the UK.

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Psychology at Birmingham is ranked 5th in the UK for its world-leading (4*) research, making it one of the best stand-alone Psychology schools in the country.  

Excellent research opportunities are provided by our links with local hospitals and clinics, local schools and nurseries, other University departments, industrial companies and departments of local and national government, both in this country and overseas.

The School currently holds over £8million in research grants and contracts.

Our research spans three themes: Lifespan cognitionMemory and learning and Abberrant/anomalous experience and beliefs.

Research groups

As part of our research activity we host five specialist research centres:


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