Research course

Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Plymouth University · Faculty of Science and Environment

Entry requirements

Direct entry into PhD normally requires both a first degree in Psychology, or equivalent discipline, plus master's level training in research methods.

Months of entry


Course content

The research of the School of Psychology is organised via the Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. The centre fosters world-class psychological research and facilitates cross-disciplinary activities. Our research is highly collaborative, with strong links with the Penninsular College of Medicine and Dentistry, the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, and industry. Postgraduate training is central to our mission and you would be supported by the whole research community within the Centre as well as by individual supervisors. All members of the School carry out research within the Centre and can supervise PhD students.

Department specialisms

Cognitive Psychology: Thinking, reasoning, decision-making, memory, language; Neuropsychology and Neuroscience; Health Psychology; Vision and Action; Human Factors; Social and Applied Psychology; Developmental Psychology

Information for international students

The School welcomes international students, and will seek ORS funding on their behalf.

Fees and funding

University research studentships, ESRC, EPSRC.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science and Technology
01752 584 584
01752 584 540