Research course


University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements


First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.


A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

An applicant holding qualifications other than those specified above shall be considered on his or her merits. Evidence of ability and background knowledge must be provided in relation to the proposed topic and research degree.

Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

MPhil, MPhil/PhD, PhD

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Psychology.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme which will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree but also enhance the skills you will need in any future career.

Department specialisms

Consumer Psychology and Advertising; E-learning uptake in organisations; Training and Evaluation; Ergonomics and Hedonomics; Applied psychology; transpersonal psychology; martial arts (history, philosophy, psychology); Cognitive psychology; memory; psycholinguistics especially ‘Age of Acquisition’ effects; Occupational psychology; Eating behaviour; Ageing and appearance concerns; Speech evaluation; Career development; Women in leadership; Personal development planning in the teaching of psychology; Health psychology and professions allied to medicine/nursing; Service user participation; Online learning and student performance; Clinical effectiveness and evidence based practice; Children’s health and quality of life; the impact of chronic illness in childhood; Health and well being of children in local authority care; the application of evidence based healthcare.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
70 months
full time
48 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Prof. Eleanor Bradley