Entry requirements

We expect you to have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree (at least a 2.1 or international equivalent) or Master’s degree (Merit or international equivalent) in Psychology or related discipline. Having already completed a Master’s degree is considered desirable but not necessary.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD by research in Psychology gives you an opportunity to engage in world class research at the University of Southampton. Students will, with the help of a supervisory team, develop and conduct novel research in Psychology. We have a number of excellent laboratories across the different disciplines in Psychology; your work might make use of our fMRI or ERP facilities, VR labs, or our other cutting-edge research tools.

Information for international students

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC at print of update please check website
International students
TBC at print of update please check website

Funding may be available through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

PhD Admissions
+44 (0)23 8059 4732