University of Exeter: Psychology (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionUniversity of Exeter View institution profile
Department Psychology View department profile
Telephone +44(0)1392 723044
Study type Research


There are 4 research groups: animal behaviour; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; social, economic, environmental and organisational psychology. These are complemented by 3 associated research centres: the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CNNR); the Exeter Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience; and the Mood Disorders Centre. MPhil/PhD students are actively involved in work at the cutting edge of research activities within Psychology at the University of Exeter. We have active programmes of research in a variety of human and animal behaviour, specialising in visual perception, social psychology, organisational psychology, economic and consumer psychology, environmental psychology, psychopathology, human cognition, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.

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The University of Exeter offers over a hundred PhD studentships annually. The majority are advertised in the Winter/Spring for entry the following September. For information on how to fund your research degree, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

Many of the postgraduate students first register for one of the taught MSc programmes on the grounds that these provide the best preparation for a research degree. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website


Research project

Location Streatham Campus
Northcote House
Queen's Drive


International 19050 GBP for Year 1
EU 4400 GBP for Year 1
England 4400 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 4400 GBP for Year 1
Wales 4400 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 4400 GBP for Year 1

Psychology at the University of Exeter  


Why Psychology at the University of Exeter?

  • Top 100 in the world for Psychology in the QS World University Rankings 2017
  • 85% of research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent[1]  
  • Internationally respected and fast developing social, environmental and organisational psychology research group, and a major centre for cognitive, clinical and neuroscience research
  • Numerous external links with organisations including IBM, The Ministry of Defence, and a unique partnership with the NHS
  • Extensive research facilities including eyetracking, EEG/ERP and TMS laboratories, audio-visual recording suite and MRI scanner

[1] REF 2014 based on the percentage ...

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