Psychology PhD/MSc (Research)

Start date
September
Duration
PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MSc by Research – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Doctoral research
Fees

£4,380 (Home/EU students)
£19,320 (International Students)
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Our Psychology PhD offers excellent research opportunities across a breadth of Psychological themes, supported by links with local and international institutions, hospitals, schools, nurseries, industry and governmental departments.

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.

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.

In terms of the quality of education, reputation and the value of the experience I could gain, I would say that I was fortunate that the University of Birmingham chose me. My experience has been wonderful.

Malvika Iyer

Why Study this Course?

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

Johnny Lau - China
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Fees

Fees for 2020

  • Home/EU students £4,380 FT (£2,160 PT)
  • International students £19,320 FT only

 

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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 2864/4906. 

Alternative contact:

For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Funding, Graduation & Awards via the online enquiries system.


For EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to eligible financial support via the Postgraduate Masters or Doctoral loan for the duration of their course. For more information visit the gov.uk website.

You can also visit our EU Referendum information page for more information and updates.

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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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Our Standard 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 Requirements



International Students

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:


IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 59 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

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

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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.

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

Iraida Neira - Florida 
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