Best Psychology Schools in the World. University Rankings 2022

The human mind is very complex and despite a lot of research, there are many things still left to discover about its function, capabilities, and structure. Unsurprisingly, thousands of students choose to study Psychology to get a better understanding of human behaviour, relations, and interactions.

But let’s say you want to enrol in the best Psychology degree out there. How will you find it? You can start with the international university rankings created by Times Higher Education, TopUniversities, and Shanghai University.

They use criteria like student satisfaction, the number of academic papers, research facilities and investment, and other factors to evaluate universities and colleges worldwide. Based on their data, these are the best psychology schools in the world:

1. Best psychology schools in the world – Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2022

View the complete Psychology ranking on the Times Higher Education website.

2. Best psychology schools in the world – TopUniversities Subject Rankings 2021

See other ranked universities and colleges on the TopUniversities webpage.

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3. Best psychology schools in the world – Shanghai Rankings by Subject 2021

Discover the remaining psychology schools that made it into the rankings on the Shanghai Ranking website.

4. Best psychology schools in the world – U.S. News Rankings 2022

  • Harvard University, US
  • King’s College London, UK
  • Stanford University, US
  • Columbia University, US
  • Yale University, US
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University College London (UCL), UK
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), US

Read the full ranking on the U.S. News website.

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Student reviews of the best psychology schools in the world

If you’re still not sure which university to choose for your Psychology studies, perhaps student reviews can help you decide. Reviews are a great way to learn about the quality of the academic environment and the student life at a certain university or college.

University of Toronto

“Toronto is a vibrant, multicultural city full of opportunities, arts, cultures and food from everywhere in the world. The University of Toronto is outstanding both in terms of its facilities as well as the quality of its instructors and researchers. Can't get much better!”

King’s College London

“King's has been great for people who want to make a positive impact on society as there are many opportunities to start your own university society in something that interests you. It is in central London, so it’s easy to travel to and close to lots of clubs such as the Piccadilly Institute. Overall, it's a great university and I would recommend it.”

University of California, Berkeley

“UC Berkeley was an amazing academic experience. I was challenged by the faculty and students. The students were diverse. The rankings are consistently high. The professors were accessible. I feel like they want you to succeed.”

If you want to see reviews of a different university from the rankings, simply click its link. It will take you to our portals, where you can check out what students have to say about the school. You’ll also find other useful information for international students.

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