Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class honours degree in psychology or relevant discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MPhil/PhD in Psychology provides an excellent forum for you to develop and enhance your specialist skills, as well as more general, transferable research skills. It is designed to allow you to gain insight into different research methods and to acquire valuable experience both in carrying out large-scale research projects and in teaching.

Our current research interests include: brain and cognitive development (development of perceptual, cognitive and linguistic abilities); cognitive modelling (Bayesian approaches to human reasoning; connectionist modelling of language, memory, executive functions, cognitive development, developmental disorders and neuropsychological syndromes; cognitive architectures); perception, attention and emotion/anxiety (investigations of relevant processes using behavioural, electrophysiological, TMS and hemodynamic measures of brain activity); child, family and health psychology (social and emotional development; early childcare; family stress; qualitative approaches); and genetics of human development and behaviour.

Department specialisms

Our current research interests include: brain and cognitive development (development of perceptual, cognitive and linguistic abilities); cognitive modelling (Bayesian approaches to human reasoning; connectionist modelling of language, memory, executive functions, cognitive development, developmental disorders and neuropsychological syndromes; cognitive architectures); perception, attention and emotion/anxiety (investigations of relevant processes using behavioural, electrophysiological, TMS and hemodynamic measures of brain activity); child, family and health psychology (social and emotional development; early childcare; family stress; qualitative approaches); and genetics of human development and behaviour.

Information for international students

The requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

The Department of Psychological Sciences is offering 2 studentships for 2017: a fully funded ESRC studentship (3 years full-time study) for a psychologist/cognitive neuroscientist interested in investigating the neural mechanisms involved in the control of selective visual attention and visual working memory; and a European Research Council (ERC) project entitled 'Building Body Representations', which investigates the formation and maintenance of body representation using psychophysical, EEG and MRI techniques.

We are also offering Bloomsbury Colleges Studentships: one for a project exploring auditory learning and another for a project in educational neuroscience.

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Psychology
Email
psychologypg@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6535
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6312