Research course

Psychology Specialisms

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a BSc/BA Honours Psychology degree at class 2:1 or higher, and a Masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience. The English Language requirement for international students is an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent from an accredited centre. Entry is dependent on the availability of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement.

If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the PhD via MPhil route.

Applications are considered in the following areas: Decision research and economic psychology; Computer-related and internet psychology; Cognitive and neuropsychology; Theoretical and critical psychology; Applied psychology; Developmental psychology (These may vary, see website)

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
+44 (0)1204 903903
+44 (0)1204 903809