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

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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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