The recently released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 features 301 of the top higher education institutions to study psychology.\r\nThe QS University Rankings by Subject are based on four indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the H-index (a way of measuring the productivity and published work of a scientist or scholar). You can find more details about the methodology behind the subject rankings here.\r\nRead on to learn more about the best psychology schools in each region. Alternatively, if you would like to explore the 301 schools in further detail, click here to view the full table.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTop 10 Universities for Psychology in the World\r\nBased on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRank\r\n\r\n\r\nName of Institution\r\n\r\n\r\nLocation\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n1\r\n\r\n\r\nHarvard University\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n2\r\n\r\n\r\nStanford University\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n3\r\n\r\n\r\nUniversity of Cambridge\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited Kingdom\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n4\r\n\r\n\r\nUniversity of Oxford\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited Kingdom\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n5\r\n\r\n\r\nUniversity of California, Berkeley (UCB)\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n6\r\n\r\n\r\nUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n7\r\n\r\n\r\nUCL (University College London)\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited Kingdom\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n8\r\n\r\n\r\nYale University\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n9\r\n\r\n\r\nMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n10\r\n\r\n\r\nUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor\r\n\r\n\r\nUnited States\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSee the full ranking for psychology schools here \u003E\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTop universities for psychology in the US and Canada\r\nOver a third of the ranked universities for psychology are in the US and Canada, with 91 US institutions and 17 Canadian. The US also accounts for seven of the schools in the global top 10 for psychology. Harvard University continues its five-year run at the top of the table.\r\nThere are a further 16 US institutions in the global top 50, notably New York University (NYU, 11th place); Columbia University (12th); the University of Pennsylvania (14th); the University of Chicago (16th) and Princeton University (joint 17th).\r\nCanada’s highest ranked university for psychology is the University of British Columbia in 13th place globally. Two other Canadian institutions are in the global top 50: The University of Toronto in 19th and McGill University in 30th.\r\nTop universities for psychology in Europe\r\nA total of 131 European programs feature in the psychology rankings, with 13 schools making it into the global top 50. The highest ranked European psychology program can be found at The University of Cambridge in 3rd place, narrowly beating arch-rivals The University of Oxford in 4th.\r\nContinental Europe’s best Psychology program can be found at the University of Amsterdam; it has risen from 16th to 15th and is the only non-Anglosphere program to feature among the top 20. Other notable European psychology programs can be found at King\u0027s College London (KCL, 20th), the University of Edinburgh (24th), Belgium’s Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (25th) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, 29th), among others.\r\nTop universities for psychology in Asia\r\n27 Asian universities feature in the rankings for psychology, with five schools in the global top 50. Asia’s highest ranked university is the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 26th place, up from 33rd last year – its highest ever performance in psychology.\r\nSingapore has another school in the global top 50 for psychology, with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) taking 37th place. Two schools in Hong Kong feature in the top 50: University of Hong Kong (HKU) in joint 31st place, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 46th.\r\nDespite being the most well-represented country in the Asian rankings with eight universities, Mainland China only has one school in the top 50 - Peking University in joint 47th place, rising from 51-100 last year.\r\nTop universities for psychology in Australia and New Zealand\r\nAn impressive 25 top universities for psychology are in Australia and New Zealand – 20 in Australia and five in New Zealand. The highest ranked university in Australia is The University of Melbourne in joint 17th, whereas New Zealand’s top university for psychology is The University of Auckland in 40th place.\r\nFour more Australian universities make it into the global top 50: The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 22nd place; The University of Queensland (UQ) in 23rd; The University of Sydney in 27th and the Australian National University (ANU) in joint 31st.\r\nTop universities for psychology in Latin America\r\nOverall, in the Latin America region, there are six top psychology schools ranked this year: Chile has three schools whilst Argentina, Brazil and Mexico have one school each in the rankings. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is the highest ranked school in the region, at 51-100.\r\nTop universities for psychology in Africa \u0026 the Middle East\r\nThe highest-ranked university for psychology courses in the Middle East is the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (101-150), one of Israel’s two entries this year. Only one African school makes it into the global rankings for psychology – South Africa’s University of Cape Town at 151-200.