Psychology gets high world ranking
5 May 2011
Professor Sally Andrews, the Head of the School of Psychology, said that the top ranking of the school amongst international universities of the highest calibre was a reflection of the quality of its research as well as the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff.
"To be ranked amongst the very top psychology departments in the world - in the company of the international universities that we set as our benchmarks - is a symbolic reward for the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of the School's staff to high quality research and teaching.
"All rankings have limitations, but the QS methods rely heavily on assessments by other academics from the same discipline, particularly internationally. We are a comprehensive department spanning basic neuroscience through to clinical and health psychology. This ranking confirms the strength and breadth of the international reputation that we have all worked hard to establish."
Ben Sowter, head of QS Intelligence Unit said, "QS subject rankings reflect cutting-edge research in life sciences, both through highly cited research papers and academic reputation. And employer evaluations correlate highly with academic opinion in these subjects."