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The School of Psychology and Neuroscience has an international reputation for the quality of its research and has consistently been ranked one of the best research departments in the UK. In the last Research Excellence Framework (2014), nearly half of the School's activities (46%) were given the highest 4* rating as truly world class and the research environment was rated as equal first in the UK.

The School's academics hold esteemed society fellowships (FBA, FRSE, FYAS, HEA) and publish in top ranking journals (e.g. Nature; Science; Cell; Nature Neuroscience; Nature Methods; Neuron; Nature Communications; PNAS; Current Biology; Psychological Science).


All research that involves human participants or non-human animals must be granted ethical approval before being conducted (including undergraduate and Masters projects). The School of Psychology and Neuroscience Ethics Committee overviews the ethics and integrity of all teaching and research within the School, as a subcommittee of the University Teaching and Research Ethics Committee (UTREC) and Animal Welfare Ethics Committee (AWEC).