We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Our PhD/MPhil Psychology programme enables you to undertake a research project from across the broad spectrum of topics that are integral to improving our understanding of psychological function.
These include (but are not limited to):
- Audiology and hearing
- Cognition and cognitive neuroscience
- forensic psychology
- health psychology
- integration of psychological explanation to derive understanding and intervention in therapeutic settings
- interpersonal and family environments
- Language and communicative development and disorders
- mental illness
- neuroscience and aphasia
- Perception, action and decision making
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, or for those who have not recently studied in the United Kingdom, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.
We require a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall or TOEFL iBT 100. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 7.0 (IELTS) or 25 (iBT).
For more information about English language tests see English language requirements.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country.
Fees and funding
The majority of funding for PhD study is sourced from the UK Research Councils, Industry, Charitable Trusts or Employers. Further information is available from the School website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5608