Research course

Psychology

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Experimental Psychology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

Candidates who wish to become graduate students in the Department should have a degree in psychology, neuroscience or in another related subject (for example, physiology, sociology, linguistics, computer science, or engineering), which with the graduate education provision provided will provide sufficient background for research in specialised areas of psychology (eg social, cognitive, or developmental psychology, or cognitive or behavioural neuroscience).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the Department's principal research degree for postgraduate students and the majority of our students are registered for this degree. The PhD is intellectually demanding and applicants will need to have a high level of attainment and motivation to pursue this programme of advanced study and research.

Completion normally requires three to four years of full-time study, including a probationary period. Students will normally be required to be resident in Cambridge during that time.

Examination is by the submission of a 60,000-word thesis and subsequent oral examination.

The PhD represents a significant and original contribution to the understanding of Psychology. This may be through the discovery of something new, the connection of previously unrelated facts, or the development of a new theory, taking into account all previously published work on the subject.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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