Extensive libraries

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.

MSc Social Psychology
We are considering running a Social psychology programme. If you would be interested in this programme, please complete the survey.
MSc Developmental Cognitive Science
We are considering running a Developmental Cognitive Science programme. If you would be interested in this programme, please complete the survey.

Funding Information
We are pleased to be able to offer a number of funded MSc and PhD places.
Full details of these and other opportunities
PhD funding 2016

MSc Overview

Each of the MScs above are designed to focus on a specific topic in psychology. If a different selection of courses would suit you, it possible to consult with appropriate members of staff to design a suitable program within the Masters in Psychological Research Methods framework to make a custom program for, for instance experimental social psychology MSc.

Dissertation topics on offer from the current year are listed here. This lists 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 document is specifically for current MSc students, but is a great guide for prospective students to get a sense of the kinds of projects likely to be available in future years.

We have an extensive research infrastructure, including eye trackers, 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 postgraduate students of psychology are automatically members of PsyPAG. PsyPag provides support, communication and representation for postgraduates within the British Psychological Society (BPS). It also brings together postgraduates from around the country.


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 can take one of our MScs. If so, you might be interested in the MSc in Psychology of Menhtal 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.