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Department of Psychology

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The Department admits postgraduates to study for research degrees:


➤ Information on PhD here (Course Code BLPC22)

A three-year, full-time research degree (a part-time option is available).

  • Candidates carry out an original piece of research and submit a 60,000 word dissertation.


➤ Information on MPhil in Psychology here (Course Code BLPCM1)

A one-year, full-time research degree (a part-time option is available)

  • Candidates must produce a 20,000 word dissertation detailing a piece of original research and its conclusions.
  • Although the official course title is MPhil in Biological Science (Psychology), candidates can undertake research in any area of psychology
  • The Department contributes to the interdisciplinary MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience.


Please note that the Department does not offer the following:

  • Degrees/programmes/courses/training in clinical, counselling, educational, health or sports and exercise psychology
  • Distance learning degrees/programmes/courses/training
  • Exclusively taught postgraduate degrees
  • Psychology conversion courses


Interested in working with someone in another Department?


➤ Departments* carrying out similar research.


➡ Research in neuropsychiatry (e.g., depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and drug addiction) is also carried out in the Department of Psychiatry and within the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute.


➡ Research in several areas of human cognitive neuroscience is also carried out at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.


➡ Research on ethology and comparative psychology is also carried out at the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour within the Zoology Department.


The School of Biological Science has a new Master's course across a range of exciting biological research areas.


*Please contact them directly if you are interested in working with someone on their staff.

Funding Round Deadline
Gates Cambridge (USA) Wednesday 11 October 2023
All other funding rounds Tuesday 5 December 2023

The Department will continue to accept applications up until Wednesday 24 April 2024 for October 2024 start date. 

Any application submitted after 5 December 2023 will not be considered for the funding round.


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