Psychology PhD/MSc (Research)

We offer excellent research opportunities, supported by our links with local hospitals and clinics, local schools and nurseries, other University departments, industrial companies and departments of local and national government, both in this country and overseas. There are facilities for Erasmus exchanges with the Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Copenhagen, Paris and Padova (Italy).

For details of research opportunities see the programme overview section below. Also see FindaPhD for opportunities.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Distance learning, doctoral research

Study Options: Full time, part time

Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MSc by Research – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Start date: September

Contact

Admissions Tutor: Dr Amanda Wood 

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 2864/4906 or by email: pg-psychology-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Details

We offer excellent research opportunities, supported by our links with local hospitals and clinics, local schools and nurseries, other University departments, industrial companies and departments of local and national government, both in this country and overseas. There are facilities for Erasmus exchanges with the Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Copenhagen, Paris and Padova (Italy).

You can study for a PhD on campus or by Distance Learning.

Johnny Lau - I chose to study in Birmingham because it is a world class university and it is highly rated as a research institute

Why study this course

Iraida Neira Doctoral Researcher from Miami, Florida "I chose to study at Birmingham originally because I was attracted to the reputation and as I looked into it further I realised that it actually had a really strong background in psychology research, right up there with Oxford and Cambridge..."
Watch Iraida's video

International student Johnny Lau talks about the research he is undertaking and the facilities at his disposal for his Psychology PhD within the School of Psychology.
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Fees and funding

Standard fees apply - This programme is in fee band C for international students

  • Home/EU students £3,996 FT (£1,998 PT)
  • International students £13,855 FT only

Learn more about fees and funding

Scholarships and studentships

There will be studentships available for applicants across the college of Life and Environmental Sciences for excellent home/EU students. Up to 120 hours work per year as a paid teaching assistant is available to most research students. For more information contact the School’s Postgraduate Admissions Team. Email: pg-psychology-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk or tel: +44 (0)121 414 2864/2752. 

Alternative contact:

For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.

Entry requirements

 

You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology or a related discipline appropriate to your intended studies. For MSc by Research we require at least a lower second-class Honours degree; for PhD we require at least an upper second-class Honours degree or a Masters qualification.

International students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

How to apply

For applicants to the PhD Distance Learning study mode only:

As part of the application process, we will ask you to provide evidence to demonstrate that you have the time, commitment, facilities and experience to study for a PhD by Distance Learning. Please be prepared to provide evidence, and details, of the following:

  • Examples of your postgraduate research experience and ability to work independently e.g. papers/presentations at professional and academic conferences or publications in professional journals or previous completion of an independent research project, etc.
  • Full reasons (academic and personal) for registering for the distance learning mode of study rather than by standard full or part-time on-campus options. In particular, how you will be able to carry out your project in your chosen location.
  • Access to local library facilities (where needed)
  • Access to IT facilities
  • Access to communications, including e-mail, and audiovisual communication media e.g. Skype and Facetime
  • Access to facilities to support any study-related disability (where appropriate)

For all applicants:

Learn more about applying 
www.apply.bham.ac.uk

Contact

Admissions Tutor: Dr Amanda Wood 

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 2864/4906 or by email: pg-psychology-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Research interests of staff

View all available PhD projects being advertised by staff on the School of Psychology FindAPhD page.

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Related research

Contact

Admissions Tutor: Dr Amanda Wood 

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 2864/4906 or by email: pg-psychology-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Employability

We offer excellent research opportunities, supported by our links with local hospitals and clinics, local schools and nurseries, other University departments, industrial companies and departments of local and national government, both in this country and overseas. This PhD will equip you to work in organisations such as these.

Iraida Neira - I get that university experience but also I'm getting clinical experience... and it's just really invaluable when it comes to your CV

Contact

Admissions Tutor: Dr Amanda Wood 

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 2864/4906 or by email: pg-psychology-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk