Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally require an honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or a masters degree, in a relevant subject. In exceptional circumstances applications from professional staff with several years' experience in the health or social professions may be considered, but they will need to demonstrate an ability to undertake academic study at this level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

Research students take part in a structured training programme in their first year including research apprenticeships and pilot work with other members of staff, as well as working closely with their supervisory team on their research topic.

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising a research degree look on the Research Institute website: Includes: Applied psychology , Cognitive psychology and neuropsychology , Dementia , Health and counselling psychology , Music psychology

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe campus environment, with guaranteed accommodation for all full time postgraduate students who apply by 30 June. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on the website
Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly from January onwards to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.

Key sponsors: ESRC (recognition obtained), Research Institute

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Dr Alexandra Lamont
+44 (0)1782 733323
+44 (0)1782 733387