Research course


University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A first degree in psychology or a relevant subject, normally 2.1 or above. A Master's degree is an additional advantage.

Months of entry


Course content

We welcome enquiries and applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for MPhil or PhD degrees in psychology. We carry out high quality scientific research in psychology that moves theory forward while informing applied issues in settings such as mental health, education, social policy and sports.

Each student normally first enrols on the MPhil degree. After completing the first year of the MPhil, the student's progress is reviewed, and, if considered satisfactory, the student is permitted to transfer to the PhD for a further two to three years of research. A student who does not wish to continue at this point may write up and submit the work to be considered for an MPhil degree. MPhil/PhD students are usually provided with two supervisors, who guide them through the research.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop, create and interpret new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication.
  • To acquire an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in psychology.


  • Thesis (Including formal defence of research thesis)
  • Various online (Moodle) courses for research students and university-level courses for research students (including Research Methods and Teaching)
  • Students may also be required to attend courses on Advanced Research Methods and Advanced Statistics.

Qualification and course duration


part time
30-48 months
full time
18-36 months


full time
36-60 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000