This page contains links to 76 psychology Ph.D. programs in the United Kingdom, rank-ordered in research quality according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (for earlier rankings, see the 1996 or 2001 RAE). The RAE relies on peer review and uses the following scale:
Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour
Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence
Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour
Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour
Quality that falls below the standard of nationally recognised work. Or work which does not meet the published definition of research for the purposes of this assessment
Each school's score below equals the percentage of its research activity rated as either 4* ("world-leading") or 3* ("internationally excellent"). For further school information, see this clickable map of UK universities and colleges, or use the menu below for additional program rankings.