Research course

Health Psychology

University of Surrey · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree (65 per cent or above) in psychology (or a related discipline). Students must also: i) Be a Graduate Member of the BPS or hold the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) ii) Hold the BPS Stage 1 Qualification in Health Psychology (e.g. MSc Health Psychology)

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our stimulating research environment includes laboratories for experimental, psychophysiological, perceptual and observational research (on-site EEG, TMS, tDCS, Baby Lab, driving simulator and dedicated access to external fMRI scanner), extensive technical equipment, laboratories for observing individual and group behaviour and a large library of psychometric and clinical tests. We have research links with schools, hospitals (with access to patients through local GPs), businesses and many of the University’s multidisciplinary research centres.

The School of Psychology offers supervision of research leading to a PhD degree in multiple areas of psychology. Graduates from our programme are trained in the most advanced and innovative research methods and prepared to compete effectively in the job market. The programme provides a solid grounding in research methods and the skills of communicating research findings to academic and other audiences through academic publication and other routes.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Faculty Studentship Opportunities

Faculty studentships are available for top-quality students, covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and maintenance at current research-council rates for full-time or part-time study. Please see the Faculty studentships webpage for further information.

ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre studentship opportunities

The South East DTC offers ESRC studentships to top-quality research students wishing to study psychology, sociology, politics or related multidisciplinary topics within the social sciences at the University of Surrey.

Qualification and course duration


full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 509