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Postgraduate Students

We have a vibrant and expanding research community, led by world-class researchers. Our postgraduate students have access to an unrivalled range of courses in Psychology and many associated departments.

Masters Programmes

With LEL:

Masters degrees can be taken as a one-year stand-alone programme, or as the first year of a four-year Doctoral programme.

Doctoral Programmes

Students normally complete the appropriate one-year MSc in preparation for a three-year course of study for a PhD.

Funding Information. We are pleased to be able to offer a number of funded MSc and PhD places starting in September 2014.
Full details of these and other opportunities.

New Conversion MSc in Psychology. If you do not already have a background in Psychology or a related discipline, you might need to complete a BPS-accredited Psychology conversion course before you could pursue further postgraduate training in the field. If so, you might be interested in the MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) at the University of Edinburgh. This BPS-accredited program is based in Clinical Psychology, and taught by staff from Clinical Psychology and Psychology. For more information, please follow the link.

Additional Information

Masters programmes in other areas of Psychology may be designed to individual needs in consultation with appropriate members of staff, though postgraduates working in the area of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology or Parapsychology typically take a Masters in Psychological Research Methods.

MSc Dissertations in Psychology

The Dissertation topics 2013/14 lists the academic staff available to supervise MSc dissertations, along with a brief statement of research interests, and a description of projects that each staff member is willing to supervise. The linked document is specifically for current taught MSc students, but it will also help prospective MSc students to get a sense of the kinds of projects that may be likely to be available in future years.

We have an extensive research infrastructure, including several eye trackers, an MRI simulator, human movement tracking systems, and laboratories for general experimentation, and access to advanced resources including molecular genetics laboratories and nearby (f)MRI imaging.

Application and funding information

Psychology Postgraduates Affairs Group (PsyPAG)

All students studying psychology at postgraduate level in the UK are automatically members of PsyPAG, and as a group we have a lot to offer our members. Its aims are to provide support for postgraduate students in the UK, to act as a vehicle for communication between postgraduates, and to represent postgraduates within the British Psychological Society (BPS). It also fulfills the vital role of bringing together postgraduates from around the country.