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Oxford Psychology achieved outstanding results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.

Psychology was grouped with Psychiatry and Neuroscience for the REF assessment. Oxford University was rated highest in the UK in this grouping.  67% of all overall research profiles were classed as 4*, and a further 28% as 3*.  This was some substantial margin ahead of the nearest competitors, Cardiff (60% 4*) and Cambridge (58% 4*).  In terms of research outputs, 58% were rated as 4*, quite some distance from nearest rivals Cambridge (44%), and York (43%).  Results for impact and environment were equally outstanding.  Well done to everyone who participated.

Quality Assurance agency Review of Teaching

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education awarded a maximum score of 24 for teaching and learning quality in their recent review of Psychology at Oxford University and the Oxford MSc in Neuroscience Course.

The QAA review team awarded the maximum rating for all aspects of their review, e.g.:-

  • Curriculum Design, Content and Organisation (4/4)
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (4/4)
  • Student Progression and Achievement (4/4)
  • Student Support and Guidance (4/4)
  • Learning Resources (4/4)
  • Quality Management and Enhancement (4/4)

British Psychological society accreditation review (2009)

Our degree programmes in Experimental Psychology and Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology were commended for

1. The access to facilities provided to students to support their Part 2 project work.

2. The high level of personal and academic support available to students registered on the programmes.

3. The unique and diverse range of modules available to students in Part 2 of the programmes.