Ph. D. On Campus Online


The University of Exeter

48 months
21900 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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There are numerous career pathways available to students who have successfully completed a PhD in Psychology from The University of Exeter. 



Many choose to follow an academic career, taking up employment as a postdoctoral researcher or as lecturer. Others, particularly those who have undertaken clinical research, choose to pursue training as a clinical psychologist. Some of our graduates have also chosen a career in the business sector, either in established organisations or through developing their own business.

Which of these pathways people choose depends on the interests, knowledge and set of skills that people acquire through postgraduate study, but all contribute to your personal development and prepare you to contribute to society in different ways.

At the Psychology programme from The University of Exeter you will be encouraged to consider your future careers from the outset of your postgraduate degree, while we offer a series of events and seminars designed to help you meet your career aspirations, including career development seminars, talks and events with alumni and employers, and the opportunity to discuss employability issues with your mentor.

Programme Structure

Research in the School is organised into four research groups:

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Social, Environmental and Organisational Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Many of our postgraduate students first register for one of our taught MSc programmes on the grounds that these provide the best preparation for a research degree.
  • Students who have completed equivalent Masters-level programmes in other institutions may be permitted to start immediately on the MPhil/PhD programme. This may also be allowed even where there is no prior postgraduate qualification, but students in this position will be required to take a number of MSc modules as research training integrated into their MPhil/PhD programme.
  • Students apply for an MPhil and then apply to upgrade to PhD by the end of their fifth term of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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