Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Minimum upper second class degree in psychology or equivalent, plus research proposal and satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers the opportunity to engage in world class research across all areas of psychology. You will research in a stimulating and supportive environment with state-of-the-art research facilities and with academics who have an international reputation for research excellence.

You will work within a supervisory team to develop and complete a programme of ground-breaking research in your chosen area of psychology. You will report your results in a research thesis and aim to publish your findings in scientific journals and books.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

University funding may be available and from Research Council: ESRC; EPRSC; South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership; University; School of Psychology; or charity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 3476