Hear from our postgraduate students

Find out what it's like to be a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology, and see how our courses have benefited past students in their chosen careers.

jamesJames, PhD Psychology

"I came here five years ago to do an MSc in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience which led me on to do some work in my thesis on neurodegenerative disease in childhood."

diarDiar, MSc Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics graduate

"You have practical experience on the theoretical side of things which I find very useful and doing the applicable side of things is always very useful – you learn the most that way."

harpreet-gurvinderHarpreet and Gurvinder, MA Psychology

"The School has got so many professors and well-known researchers, and it’s great to have that wealth of knowledge available to you."

elisaElisa, PhD Psychology

"Being a research student is a lot of fun. It’s a lot of work, but you get to do so many different things and every week is a bit different."

DivyaDivya and Jonathon, MRes Clinical Psychology

"For my first placement I worked within the Oncology Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It was really good because I was able to pick up things from there and learn new skills that I hadn't learnt before."

iraidaIraida, PhD Psychology

"I get that university experience but also I'm getting clinical experience... and it's just really invaluable when it comes to your CV, being able to show that you can work with all sorts of people."

johnnyJohnny, PhD Psychology

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


elspethElspeth, Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate

"The course itself can offer so much in terms of developing your skills as a forensic psychologist. I think its links with so many different placements across the West Midlands is so helpful."

timTim, Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

"I would thoroughly recommend this course to people interested in this field, it has provided me with vital skills that I will continue to develop throughout my current PhD."


cliffCliff, Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (High Intensity)

"It was tough working full time and also attending the course but it was made enjoyable by the excellent teaching and supervision."

eliaElia, MSc Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

"What's special about my course is that I think it’s one of a kind in the UK in the sense that you can’t study the same things anywhere else."