Research course

Psychology and Counselling

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The School of Psychology & Counselling has a vibrant research culture, noted for its transdisciplinary ethos, its real-world relevance and its commitment to social justice. We welcome PhD candidates who aspire to contribute to this ethos through their research.

Research within the School is conducted under the auspices of the Open Psychology Research Centre, and it is organised around three strands: Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP); Psychology of Health and Wellbeing (PHeW); and the Forensic Cognition Research Group (FCRG).

The School of Psychology & Counselling is part of the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) with the University of Oxford and Brunel University, and it offers a limited number of doctoral studentships under the Psychology Pathway.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School
Email
research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk