Psychology, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15450
    Tuition (Year)
    4200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #251 ,
Supervision for PhD Psychology within our Department of Psychology is available in the fields of cognitive psychology, sensory and cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology. 

About

You study in a stimulating and vibrant research environment, and we provide excellent research facilities. In general, our PhD students enjoy the same access to neuroscience and other research equipment as our academic staff, and access to our research participant pool, which is essential for your experimental research. You also benefit from the supportive supervision given by our staff, and the friendly and collegiate atmosphere provided by fellow students. This ensures that we have an exemplary record in supporting our PhD students to produce high quality theses within three years.

With the skills and knowledge you acquire from studying within our Department, you will find yourself in demand from a wide range of employers. Our students have been employed in clinical psychology, educational psychology, criminal and forensic psychology. We also have excellent links with the research community and our PhD students have taken up post-doctoral positions in other top UK universities and internationally (including in the US, Italy and Australia), as well as being appointed to lectureships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally-acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible. 

Our research is supported by a wide spectrum of UK research councils, EU framework programmes, public-sector organisations and departments, charities, and private-sector industry and businesses. Engagement with these external funders and stakeholders enriches the quality and relevance of your experience and training.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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Academic Requirements

For research study within our Department of Psychology, we normally require an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology or a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential.

If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15450 International
  • GBP 4200 National

Funding


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