Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree and a research proposal in an area where supervision is available.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in Psychology covers a wide range of areas, and the Division is fast becoming known for its distinct excellence in applicable psychological research. The Division is currently broadly divided into five research groups, comprising: The Cognition, Development and Assistive Technologies Group; The Cyberpsychology Group; The Gender Identities and Social Interaction Group; The Learning, Memory and Cognition group; and The Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health Group. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and other topics that fit within, across and around these broad areas can also be considered.

Department specialisms

Psychology represents an empirical subject that has at its foundation the importance of primary research and our postgraduate provision is informed by both BPS and ESRC research methods guideline.

Fees and funding

The funding for PhDs can come from a variety a sources such as the government, research councils, industry, University awards and private funds. We have an established record in securing externally finded studentships (e.g EPSRC, ESRC, Responsibility in Gambling Trust).

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


full time
48 months
part time
96 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
0115 848 8123