Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Psychology Department has one of the largest groups of developmental psychologists in the UK concerned with both typical and a typical cognitive, linguistic, social and motor development.

Research of the Adult Cognition and Neuropsychology uses experimental and computational approaches to studying cognitive processes in adults, including patient populations.

The qualitative methods research team investigates the socio-cultural and the subjective nature of psychological phenomena by gaining and understanding of people's knowledge, experiences and decision making processes through an analysis of rich interview and observational data from relatively small samples of participants

Department specialisms

Research in the department focuses around research groups: Developmental Psychology, Adult Cognition and Neuropsychology, Social Psychology.

Information for international students

In addition to your academic qualifications you will need: IELTS band 6.5 (IELTS 7 for GDL and Psychology)

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 482904