REF 2021: Psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience

Imperial College London climbs from seventh to first as Oxford falls to third

May 12, 2022

Imperial College London came top in the psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience unit of assessment with a GPA of 3.74, up from 3.41. The University of Edinburgh, 11th last time, came second with a GPA of 3.64.

The University of Oxford, first in 2014, came joint third, after not improving its GPA from 3.62. Cardiff University fell from second to seventh despite marginally improving its GPA to 3.55 (from 3.52).

At a national level the Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience UoA has a GPA of 3.17, with 43 per cent of its submission rated 4*. 4039.77 FTE staff were submitted to this UoA.

RankInstitutionFTE enteredGPAGPA 2014Rank 2014Research power (indexed)RP rankMarket share (%)

See here for full Psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience results

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