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New Department of Psychology formed in Cambridge

The Department of Psychology came into being on the 1st August 2012, with the merger of the former Department of Experimental Psychology with Social and Developmental Psychology and the Centre for Family Research.   Located on two sites in central Cambridge, the Department is part of the School of the Biological Sciences in the University of Cambridge. Professor Trevor Robbins is the head of the Department of Psychology.

The Department's research groups and labs carry out leading-edge psychological and neuroscientific research of world-class standard. The Department is placed second in the QS World University Rankings for Psychology, and was ranked as the leading psychology department in the UK in Unit of Assessment 44 at the last Research Assessment Exercise, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.


Inspirational teaching, for which the Department is celebrated, is delivered by academic staff of international standing; many of its past students have gone on to prominent positions in psychology and related fields throughout the world. In its most recent Teaching Quality Assessment, conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, the Department scored 24/24.


Posted on 02/08/2012

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