Research course


University of Warwick · Department of Psychology
MPhil/PhDMSc by research

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Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject.

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.

Areas for PhD supervision

Behavioural Science

Economic and Consumer Psychology; Judgement, Risk and Decision-Making; Psychology and the Law; Computational Modelling of Human Behaviour; Attention, Visual Processing and Emotional Processing.

Language and Learning

Reading; Word Recognition; Semantic Representation of Words; Language Development in Children; Second Language Learning; Computational Approaches to Language Processing, Learning and Change; Gesture and Non-verbal Communication in Adults and Children; Development of Social Cognition; Animal (Comparative) Communication and Cognition; Language Evolution.

Lifespan Health and Wellbeing

Longitudinal Epidemiology and Experimental Psychology, with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living, development and ageing; sleep and pain; disaster recovery; culture, relationships, beliefs, personality, and well-being.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,347 (full-time)
International students
£22,860 (full-time)

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585