The PhD/MSc by Research programme offers the possibility to work with and be supervised by a range of clinical academics across many areas of clinical psychology, who have international reputations and outstanding publications in their areas of expertise.
Current areas of expertise include
Specific areas of interest include cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognition and emotion, quality of life, psychosis, staff training, health psychology, and qualitative approaches.
Recent successful PhD topics have included:
You can apply until:
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The aims of the PhD/MSc by Research programme are:
The PhD programme runs over three years full-time and six years part-time.
In the first year, students typically choose a number of optional taught postgraduate courses from within the School of Health, or other Schools within the University, as appropriate to their research programme, and as agreed with their supervisor.
Subsequent years of the PhD programme primarily focus on the completion and analysis of the main research project, which can then be written up and completed by the end of the third year.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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