Research course


Cardiff University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in Psychology or a related discipline, is usually required. For non-native speakers of English one of the following will be required: an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (overseas applicants who require a visa to study in the UK also need to achieve a minimum of 5.5 in each skill area)

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Cardiff School of Psychology is an excellent environment in which to do research. We were ranked first in the UK for “research power” in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and obtained the highest possible rating, 5*, in both previous assessments (1996, 2001). The Postgraduate Students sections within the Academics' Profile Pages hold information on the broad range of expertise within the School which allows us to provide training in an unusually wide range of areas and techniques.

Research training is a strong feature of our Psychology PhD programme. Postgraduate researchersin Social Psychology may complete the MSc in Social Science Research Methods (or equivalent) prior to registration for their PhD. For DTC/ESRC funded students this is mandatory.

Full details of this course can be found on our website:

Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Fees and funding

For information on funding opportunities available from the School of Psychology, please see the following pages:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
possible months


part time
possible months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lesley Anne Strabel