Research course


University of Warwick · Department of Psychology
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least an upper 2nd-class honours degree or its equivalent. Students whose first degree is not in Psychology may also apply if their background relates closely to a proposed interdisciplinary area of research.

Months of entry


Course content

The department has 18 full-time members of academic staff, well equipped laboratories and excellent contacts with hospitals, schools and industry. Considerable importance is attached to a strong programme of postgraduate research. Research training element takes up to 60% of 1st year and 5% in years 2 and 3 of PhD programme.

Department specialisms

Cognitive Psychology (Memory, Reasoning, Language, Ageing); Perceptual and Motor Processes; Developmental Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychobiology; Social Psychology; Economic Psychology; Philosophy and Psychology.

Information for international students

English language to TOEFL 620, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent required.

Fees and funding

ESRC, BBSRC, Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowships, charities, industry.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
024 7652 3096
024 7652 4225