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2001 Ranking of U.K. Psychology Ph.D. Programs

Research Assessment Exercise 2001   This page contains links to 73 psychology Ph.D. programs in the United Kingdom, rank-ordered in research quality according to the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (for earlier or later rankings, see the RAE from 1996 or 2008). The RAE relies on peer review and used the following scale in 2001:

5* Rating: International excellence in most subareas of activity, and national excellence in all others
5 Rating: International excellence in some subareas of activity, and national excellence in virtually all others
4 Rating: National excellence in virtually all subareas of activity, possibly showing some evidence of international excellence, or to international level in some and at least national level in most
3a Rating: National excellence in a substantial majority of subareas of activity, or to international level in some and to national level in others together comprising a majority
3b Rating: National excellence in the majority of subareas of activity
2 Rating: National excellence in up to half the subareas of activity
1 Rating: National excellence in none, or virtually none, of the subareas of activity

For further information, see this clickable map of UK universities and colleges, or use the menu below for additional program rankings.



2001 Research Assessment Exercise Rankings
Rank School Department Score
6.5 Cardiff University Psychology 5*
6.5 University College London Psychology 5*
6.5 University of Birmingham Psychology 5*
6.5 University of Bristol Experimental Psych. 5*
6.5 University of Cambridge Experimental Psych. 5*
6.5 University of Glasgow Psychology 5*
6.5 University of Newcastle Psychology 5*
6.5 University of Oxford Experimental Psych. 5*
6.5 University of Reading Psychology 5*
6.5 University of St. Andrews Psychology 5*
6.5 University of Wales, Bangor Psychology 5*
6.5 University of York Psychology 5*
21 Birkbeck, University of London Psychology 5
21 Lancaster University Psychology 5
21 Royal Holloway, University of London Psychology 5
21 Durham University Psychology 5
21 University of Edinburgh Psychology 5
21 University of Essex Psychology 5
21 University of Exeter Psychology 5
21 University of Leeds Psychology 5
21 University of Manchester Psychology 5
21 University of Nottingham Psychology 5
21 University of Plymouth Psychology 5
21 University of Sheffield Psychology 5
21 University of Southampton Psychology 5
21 University of Stirling Psychology 5
21 University of Surrey Psychology 5
21 University of Sussex Psychology 5
21 University of Warwick Psychology 5
38 Brunel University Psychology 4
38 City University, London Psychology 4
38 Glasgow Caledonian University Psychology 4
38 Goldsmiths College, University of London Psychology 4
38 Keele University Psychology 4
38 Loughborough University Human Sciences 4
38 Open University Psychology 4
38 Queen's University Belfast Psychology 4
38 University of Aberdeen Psychology 4
38 University of Dundee Psychology 4
38 University of Hertfordshire Psychology 4
38 University of Kent at Canterbury Psychology 4
38 University of Leicester Psychology 4
38 University of Liverpool Psychology 4
38 Northumbria University Psychology 4
38 University of Strathclyde Psychology 4
38 Univ. of Wales, Swansea (now Swansea Univ.) Psychology 4
53 Manchester Metropolitan University Health, Psy., Social Care 3a
53 Middlesex University Psychology 3a
53 Nottingham Trent University Psychology 3a
53 Oxford Brookes University Psychology 3a
53 Staffordshire University Psychology 3a
53 University of Central Lancashire Psychology 3a
53 University of Derby Psychology 3a
53 University of East London Psychology 3a
53 University of Hull Psychology 3a
53 University of Portsmouth Psychology 3a
53 University of Roehampton Psychology 3a
53 University of Ulster Psychology 3a
53 University of Westminster Psychology 3a
63 Bolton Institute Psychology 3b
63 London Guildhall University (now LMU) Psychology 3b
63 Sheffield Hallam University Psychology 3b
63 University of Abertay Dundee Psychology 3b
63 University of Greenwich Psych./Counselling 3b
63 University of Sunderland Psychology 3b
63 University of Wolverhampton Psychology 3b
69.5 Coventry University Psychology 2
69.5 Winchester University Psychology 2
69.5 Liverpool Hope University Psychology 2
69.5 University of Worcester Psychology 2
69.5 University of Lincoln Psychology 2
69.5 University of Luton (now University of Bedfordshire) Psychology 2
73 Thames Valley U. (now U. of West London) Psychology 1



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