Research course

Psychology PhD

University of Bath · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second Class Honours degree iin Psychology or its equivalent from a recognised University or College as well as Master’s degree or appropriate research training. We typically expect your master’s degree to be at or equivalent to distinction or merit level.

We will also consider applications on a case-by-case basis where candidates have an appropriate combination of the following:

  • Published papers or other academic work of a high standard
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Extended and responsible experience in a relevant field

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your specialist knowledge and conduct a significant piece of research in your chosen field of psychology.

Potential research fields in the Department of Psychology include; social, cognitive, health, clinical and environmental psychology, and cognitive/affective neuroscience.

Research content

You will be expected to undertake multiple studies – either involving the collection of new data, analysing secondary data or conducting a systematic review – during your PhD, and the intention is that some or all of the work should be of publishable quality. You will have at least two supervisors and would usually meet with your lead supervisor on a weekly or fortnightly basis (in the case of full-time students)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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