Research course

Psychology

Institution
Bath Spa University · School of Science, Society and Management
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally as a minimum hold a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK HEI, or its equivalent. A relevant master's degree is also preferred. Applicants should note that they will normally be required to undertake research training as part of their studies unless they can demonstrate equivalent prior training (eg through a relevant Master's programme). Students register as an Advanced Postgraduate in the first instance. Application for formal registration for either the degree of PhD or MPhil takes place within six months, subject to a detailed and satisfactory proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Evolutionary psychology, Parkinson's disease and in particular visuospatial deficits in or perception to action in, neuropsychology, in particular movement disorders and cognitive aging. Other strengths include lateralization of emotions and language, chronic health illness and rehabilitation. Also strengths in offender profiling and extra-legal defendant characteristics, psychosexual counselling and therapy, history of psychological therapy services.

Department specialisms

Evolutionary psychology; Parkinson's disease and in particular visuospatial deficits in or perception to action in, neuropsychology, in particular movement disorders and cognitive aging; lateralization of emotions and language; chronic health illness and rehabilitation; offender profiling and extra-legal defendant characteristics; psychosexual counselling and therapy; history of psychological therapy services.

Information for international students

International students who do not have English as their first language may have to undertake an IELTS or TOEFL language test. The minimum accepted standard would be 6.5 on the IELTS scale. A higher standard for admission may be required in some fields.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months

MPhil

part time
30-48 months
full time
18-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Administrator
Email
researchsupportoffice@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone
01225 876396
Fax
01249714293