Research course


University of St Andrews · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, usually a minimum of a UK 2.1 or equivalent, in Psychology or a Masters in Research degree. Applications from graduates whose initial training has been in a cognate discipline are encouraged.

Months of entry

January, November, October, September, August, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The School of Psychology & Neuroscience has consistently been ranked one of the best research departments in the UK.

The 2014 REF exercise has confirmed our standing as one of the top research departments in the country. In overall terms our rating has risen dramatically since the previous exercise in 2008. Nearly half of our activities (46%) were given the highest rating as truly world class and our research environment is rated as equal first in the UK. Our research is broadly organised around 4 research themes, with many members of the School carrying out research in more than one theme. Researchers from the School also contribute to numerous interdisciplinary research centres and institutes.

Department specialisms

Human Cognition; Perception, Behavioural Neuroscience; Origins of Mind; Social Psychology, Applied, Clinical & Health Psychology.

Information for international students

Applicants without a UK Psychology degree should contact the School of Psychology. Overseas applicants whose first language is not English are also asked to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (for example, a strong IELTS score, e.g., IELTS >=7.0 (incl. >= 7.5 writing skills)

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees confirmed early 2017
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 1334 462157