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
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
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Qualification and course duration
PhD via MPhil
Course contact details
- University of Bolton Enquiries
- +44 (0)1204 903903
- +44 (0)1204 903809