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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

‌The goal of the both the Psychology PhD and Neuroscience PhD programme is to provide you with an individualised training programme that suits your needs. At the beginning of each year you will meet with your supervisor to identify the training that you need for the upcoming year and then to formulate a plan to obtain it.  Training can be provided to you from tutorials with your supervisors and other members of staff, from taught courses in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience and related departments, from University units (such as the Careers Advisory Service) and from external organisations such as SUPPORT and the UK GRAD programme.‌  In addition, participation in conferences, seminars and workshops in your research area can provide invaluable experience and therefore we also consider this a form of training.PhD poster session

All students prepare a thesis at the end of the first year which is examined within the School. Your overall performance will be evaluated at the end of the first year.  The work must be of a quality that justifies permission to proceed to the final years of the PhD programme. Except in the case of part-time students, PhD students are strongly encouraged to complete their work and present their dissertation within a three-year period.


Phd Handbook (PDF, 1,548 KB)

Postgraduate Prospectus - Research Programmes - 2018 Entry (PDF, 11,311 KB)


Further information can be found on our and pages.

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