Postgraduate courses 

Our postgraduate training covers programmes at Masters and at PhD level. Our Masters are designed around our research strengths, thereby ensuring that they provide a rigorous and challenging programme of study that is led by disciplinary experts.

Our School PhD community consists of over 200 researchers pursuing PhDs by research and by research in combination with professional training on our taught doctorates. You can find details of the unique set of taught doctorates that we offer via this link to our Centre for Applied Psychology (CAP), which is a centre of excellence in training mental health professionals.

Our PhDs by research, and indeed all of our postgraduate programmes, benefit from the training and research opportunities that are provided by our extensive 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.

Research facilities within the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham

Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience MSc

Brain imaging facilities Elekta Neuromag TRIUXBrain imaging has become central to aspects of all areas of clinical and cognitive neuroscience.

The course will provide fundamental insights into important theories and hands on experience in techniques and analysis methods in cognitive neuroscience. This will be achieved by [more...]

Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics MSc

This MSc course aims to integrate two active and rapidly developing fields, computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics, to generate innovative strategies and solutions for scientific problems and technological limitations.

From modelling human cognition to programming [more...]

Mental Health (Youth/Interdisciplinary Mental Health) MSc

Our MSc in Mental Health, with a strong focus on Youth Mental Health, is a unique qualification, bringing together a number of disciplines ranging from psychology, sociology and social policy to medicine, philosophy and education. Accreditation is offered and we are welcoming [more...]

Psychology MSc

As Psychology reaches out to tackle the big questions facing society today, skills and experience in psychological research are becoming more and more in demand.

Our MSc in Psychology offers students an exciting path, giving them the opportunity to deepen their specific [more...]

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 [more...]

Clinical courses

Clinical courses

Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD)

This programme comprises a combination of academic teaching, research and research training, and professional training during clinical placements.

You complete five placements in a range of health settings in the West Midlands. The programme will enable you to deliver [more...]

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy High Intensity Postgraduate Diploma

This High Intensity Diploma is joint funded by Health Education England and local NHS Commissioners and is designed to provide a postgraduate training for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapists.

babcp-accreditation-logoThe Diploma aims [more...]

Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ForenClinPsyD)

This is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practise in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a dual [more...]

Forensic courses

Forensic courses

Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ForenClinPsyD)

This is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practise in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a dual [more...]

Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD)

This programme combines academic teaching, research, and professional training during forensic placements.

It is open only to Psychology graduates who are registered with the BPS (GBC status). On completion you are eligible for BPS Chartered Psychology status and full [more...]