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, April, September

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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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.

International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may contact:

Andrea Wadham
International Student Recruitment Manager
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4841
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7002