Entry requirements

MPhil: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject. PhD: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a Master's degree would be advantageous.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our specialised research interests in psychology include evolutionary psychology, perception and cognition, animal behaviour, neuroscience, social psychology and forensic psychology. We have PhDs funded by UK research councils and charities and we welcome self-funding applicants interested in doing postgraduate research in psychology.
We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the areas of psychology covering Newcastle's research strengths:
  • Clinical and health psychology
  • Behaviour and evolution
  • Visual perception and human cognition
  • Development psychology
  • Forensic psychology.

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Department specialisms

Clinical and health psychology; Behaviour and evolution; Visual perception and human cognition; Development psychology

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Medical Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0) 191 208 7002