Research course

Psychology Specialisms

Institution
University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhD via MPhil PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

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

PhD via MPhil

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The PhD via MPhil Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates, without 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.

During the first 12 to 18 months of the course, you will be registered for an MPhil and will carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress, as indicated by a transfer report, you will subsequently transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you would have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you so wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination.

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

Please visit www.bolton.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

PhD via MPhil

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
18 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
University of Bolton Enquiries
Email
enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1204 903903
Fax
+44 (0)1204 903809