Research course

Doctorate by Research

Bangor University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

You are expected to have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related subject, with a minimum degree class of 2:1 or equivalent. If you do not already have an MSc degree, then we would normally expect you to complete such a degree prior to starting the PhD programme. Many students complete their MSc degree in our department before progressing to the PhD.

Months of entry


Course content

The School has achieved excellent ratings in terms of both research and teaching performance and has invested extensively in a modern teaching, learning and research environment, including brain imaging technology (MRI and EEG). Students have access to state-of-the-art research and computing facilities and the opportunity to study under world-renowned academic staff. The School also boasts a number of prestigious research centres including the Wolfson Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Centre for Experimental Consumer Psychology, which offer students unique opportunities for project work covering important theoretical and practical elements.

Department specialisms

Cognitive Neuroscience; Language; Experimental Consumer Psychology; Learning and Development; Clinical Neuroscience; Clinical and Health Psychology.

Information for international students

Demonstration of an acceptable level of proficiency in English required.

Fees and funding

Funding for full-time PhD study (tuition fees plus living allowance) is available through a number of sources, including the ESRC, Bangor University, and the School of Psychology, which offers a number of studentships aimed at exceptional candidates from the UK, Europe, and internationally.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
01248 382629
01248 382599