Research course

Clinical Psychology

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Applicants for MPhil study are expected to hold a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate level. For an assessment of individual entry qualifications, candidates should contact the School of Psychological Sciences directly. Applicants for PhD study are expected to hold a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate level. However, additional qualifications or research experience can compensate for a 2:2 degree under certain circumstances.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research within clinical psychology spans the spectrum of key research themes integral to improving our understanding of psychological disorders. These include:

Cognition
Interpersonal and family environments
The integration of psychological explanation to derive understanding and intervention

Research training within Clinical Psychology provides a flexible platform for career development whilst offering structured progression to ensure study objectives are met.

MPhil students will join one of the research groups within the School and quickly be immersed in the current research activity being conducted. Which group students join will depend on the area of study proposed in the MPhil application. Within their supervisory team, students will follow an intense induction, including agreeing on the key objectives of the study, resources available, relevant seminars and opportunities for personal development.

PhD students will join one of the research groups within the School and quickly be immersed in the current research activity being conducted. Which group students join will depend on the area of study proposed in the PhD application. Within their supervisory team, students will follow an intense induction, including agreeing on the key objectives of the study, resources available, relevant seminars and opportunities for personal development.

Within the wider research group, students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with fellow students, post-doctoral candidates and academics. Research Group seminars will provide background to recent developments within the discipline and there will be ample opportunity to share personal research findings, contribute to publications and attend/present at prominent conferences.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 TOEFL 600 paper-based TOEFL 250 computer-based

Fees and funding

ESRC (1+3 and +3 studentships), MRC and ESRC/MRC Interdisciplinary Studentships are available. These cover tuition fees and maintenenance for UK students/fees only for EU students. International applicants can apply for the Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) providing the difference between UK/EU and International fees. Contact the School for further information.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
pg-psychology@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 2583