Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. The first step in applying is to establish if there is a member of faculty with shared research interests, offering supervision. Supervision is offered in a number of areas of psychological research, but please look at the research and faculty webpages to see the research interests of individual faculty members. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The Department offers full-time and part-time research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications in all areas of research covered by members of faculty. We offer both a PhD in Psychology and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. We provide a stimulating yet supportive atmosphere, combined with access to research facilities that are second-to-none. Our research postgraduates work closely with leading researchers in their chosen field and their projects are often published in top international journals.
We regard a research degree as an apprenticeship, providing training in the knowledge and skills required to be an independent researcher. You will specialise in a relatively narrow subject area and conduct novel research to advance our knowledge of that area, meaning that by the end of your degree you are an expert in your topic. Whilst you will acquire in-depth knowledge and a specialised skill set through conducting exciting research projects alongside your supervisors, you will also receive broader training in research skills and psychological knowledge, that are widely applicable to both academic and non academic settings.
We select applicants whose interests fit closely with those of our staff, so research students can benefit from expert supervision. We cannot offer places to individuals who wish to work outside the areas of research expertise within the department. Postgraduate researchers join a research team composed of one or two faculty, postdoctoral scientists and other graduate students working on related topics.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 324371