Research course


University of Exeter · Psychology
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

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MSc by research; MPhil; PhD

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our MPhil/PhD students are actively involved in work at the cutting edge of research activities within Psychology at the University of Exeter. We have active programmes of research in a variety of human and animal behaviour, specialising in visual perception, social psychology, organisational psychology, economic and consumer psychology, environmental psychology, psychopathology, human cognition, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.

Research in the School is organised into four research groups:

Department specialisms

Our research is organised around four research groups: Animal Behaviour; Clinical; Cognitive; and Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology. These are also complemented by four associated research centres: Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB); Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CNNR); the Exeter Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience; and the Mood Disorders Centre.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-84 months
full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


full time
24-36 months
distance learning
24-60 months
part time
48-60 months

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1392 723310