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Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. 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, April, July, October

Course content

As an internationally renowned research department we have a vibrant community of research postgraduates. We offer 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 superb research facilities. Our research postgraduates work closely with leading researchers in their chosen field and their projects are often published in top international journals.

Areas of research are:

  • Cognition and communication;
  • Developmental Psychology;
  • Social interaction and forensic psychology;
  • Perception and action;
  • Neuroscience Methods and Theory.

PhD and MPhil degrees both involve conducting research under the supervision of a member of staff and submitting the results in a thesis.

Each research student has a supervisor who provides advice on a day-to-day basis. In addition, students meet with their Thesis Advisory Panel once a term to review their progress and present their plans for the next term.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
psychology-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk