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Psychology, PhD/MSc (Research)

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
This Psychology programme is taught at University of Birmingham. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, we'll make sure you have all the support you need to make the most of your time at Birmingham.
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Overview

University of Birmingham offer excellent research opportunities in Psychology , supported by the links with local hospitals and clinics, local schools and nurseries, other University departments, industrial companies and departments of local and national government, both in this country and overseas. 

You can study for a PhD on campus or by Distance Learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      PhD – 3 years full-time; MSc by Research – 1 year full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      PhD – 6 years part-time; MSc by Research – 2 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course details:

  • We offer excellent research opportunities, supported by our links with local hospitals and clinics, local schools and nurseries, other University departments, industrial companies and departments of local and national government, both in this country and overseas. 
  • There are facilities for Erasmus exchanges with the Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Copenhagen, Paris and Padova (Italy).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

  • You should have a good Honours degree in Psychology or a related discipline appropriate to your intended studies. 
  • For MSc by Research we require at least a lower second-class Honours degree; for PhD we require at least an upper second-class Honours degree or a Masters qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4380 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home/EU students: £2,160 PT

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There will be studentships available for applicants across the college of Life and Environmental Sciences for excellent home/EU students. Up to 120 hours work per year as a paid teaching assistant is available to most research students.

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