Research course


University of Aberdeen · School of Psychology
MResPhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Candidates must have either a 2:1 or a first in Psychology, or the equivalent in a sibling discipline that is acceptable to both the prospective supervisor and the Postgraduate Committee. They must also have two satisfactory letters of recommendation and either have a source of funding or be willing to fund themselves.

Months of entry


Course content

The School gives a student the skills and training to carry out phsychological research. It has a thriving postgraduate community, an established tradition of empirical research and excellent research facilities. Specialist laboratories include vision research,health psychology, cognitive electrophysiology and neuropsychology laboratories, an eyewitness laboratory, video-editing suite, a virtual reality environment, access to PET/MRI facilities, excellent links with the local industries, schools and hospitals.

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Department specialisms

Psychology (Cognitive, Developmental, Industrial, Social), Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Ageing, Working Memory Face Perception, Emotion, Social Cognition, Vision.

Information for international students

In accordance with university regulations, overseas students will also be required to have successfully completed an English language test (the IELTS 6.5). See website for further details.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Senior Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1224 437096