Psychology and Behavioural Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #65 (ARWU) ,
The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University includes several academic areas: Social and personality psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, work and organisational psychology, clinical psychology and educational psychology. The PhD programme is delivered by Aarhus University.

About

The programme:

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences includes several academic areas: Social and personality psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, work and organisational psychology, clinical psychology and educational psychology.

The research at the Department is organised in several research groups or centres.

Research facilities available:

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences has ComputerLab facilities at its disposal for behavioural and psychophysiological experiments.

Affiliated centres/departments:

The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. It is possible, however, specifically to apply for a PhD scholarship at the centre through the seventh PhD programme at the School of Business and Social Sciences: the Social Science and Business Programme.

Examples of employment after graduation:

PhD graduates from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences have found employment not only within universities and research institutions, but also within common psychological professions like clinical psychology and work and organisational psychology. A survey from 2010 showed that all former PhD graduates were employed, about half of them within institutions with research obligations.

The PhD in Psychology and Behavioural Science programme is offered by Aarhus University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

National cooperation:

The programme is part of the collaboration between Danish Psychological PhD Programmes that also includes the University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Roskilde University, and the University of Southern Denmark. The cooperation primarily consists in the establishment of PhD courses.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Applications for the 3-year scheme must include:

The application must include all off the following documents:

  • The motivation must be no more than 2,400 characters, space included. The number of characters must be stated in the document.
  • 1 compiled pdf file containing:
  1. Master Diploma. If the Master’s degree has not yet been completed a document stating that must be included instead
  2. Transcript of records for qualifying Master’s degree, i.e. details on completed course work and marks/grades obtained for the qualifying Master’s degree. If the Master’s degree has not yet been completed an up-to-date transcript of records must be included instead
  3. Bachelor Diploma
  4. Transcript of records for qualifying Bachelor’s degree , i.e. details on completed course work and marks/grades obtained for the qualifying Bachelor’s degree
  • Curriculum vitae (resumé)
  • The project description must be no more than 12,000 characters, space included. This includes details on topic and thesis statement, suggestions for relevant theory and literature, project hypotheses, considerations on methodology and data, figures/tables, as well as a realizable 3-year project schedule. In case figures and/or tables are included, they each count 800 characters regardless of size. The limitation of 12,000 characters is exclusive of list of references. The number of characters must be stated on the first page of the project description. Different types of reference systems are accepted. The Graduate School reserves the right to reject the application if the project description exceeds 12,000 characters including figures
Applications for the 4-year scheme must include:
The application must include all off the following documents:
  • The motivation must be no more than 2,400 characters, space included. The number of characters must be stated in the document
  • 1 compiled pdf file containing:
  1. Master Diploma. A document stating that the Master’s degree has not yet been completed and that this is a 4+4 application, must be included instead
  2. Transcript of records for qualifying Master study, documentation of completed course work and marks/grades of 60 ECTS in a Master’s programme
  3. Bachelor Diploma
  4. Transcript of records for qualifying Bachelor’s degree , i.e.details on completed course work and marks/grades obtained for the qualifying Bachelor’s degree
  • Curriculum vitae (resumé)
  • The preliminary project description must be no more than 12,000 characters, space included. The description should account for the preliminary plans for the progress of the PhD studies, including topic proposal. In case figures and/or tables are included, they each count 800 characters regardless of size. The limitation of 12,000 characters is exclusive of list of references. The number of characters must be stated on the first page of the project description. Different types of reference systems are accepted. The Graduate School reserves the right to reject the application if the project description exceeds 12,000 characters including figures.
Applications for the 5-year scheme must include:
  • The motivation must be no more than 2,400 characters, space included. The number of characters must be stated in the document
  • 1 compiled pdf file containing:
  1. Master Diploma. A document stating that the Master’s degree has not yet been completed and that this is a 3+5 application must be uploaded instead
  2. Transcript of records for qualifying Master study, a document stating that the Master’s degree has not yet been completed and that this is a 3+5 application must be included instead
  3. Bachelor Diploma. If the Bachelor’s degree has not yet been completed a document stating that must be included instead
  4. Transcript of records for qualifying Bachelor’s degree, i.e. details on completed course work and marks/grades obtained for the qualifying Bachelor’s degree. If the Bachelor’s degree has not yet been completed an up-to-date transcript of records must be included instead
  • Curriculum vitae (resumé)
  • The preliminary project description must be a brief outline of no more than 4,800 characters, space included. It should describe project topics which may constitute the preliminary plans for the PhD studies. In case figures and/or tables are included, they each count 800 characters regardless of size. The number of characters must be stated on the first page of the project description. The Graduate School reserves the right to reject the application if the project description exceeds 4,800 characters including figures.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


Living costs for Aarhus

6,200 - 9,300 DKK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Enrolment in a PhD programme requires prior funding approval from the head of the Graduate School. Several funding methods are available. Only the first method mentioned below implies employment by the university as a PhD student.
  • Employment (enrolment including grant) at the main academic area
  • Business partnership: Enrolment on these terms requires a funding agreement (signed contract), including a payment profile, between the Graduate School and a private or public organisation/company.
  • Self-funded: Enrolment on this term requires a funding agreement (signed contract), including a payment profile, with the PhD student to be enrolled.

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