University of Warwick: Psychology

InstitutionUniversity of Warwick
Department Psychology
Telephone 02476 524585
Study type Research


Study the MPhil/PhD in Psychology with guidance from internationally recognised researchers. The University of Warwick's Department of Psychology, ranked 44th in the world, provides you with a rigorous scientific approach to study the human mind, brain and behaviour.

Our postgraduate research degree (PhD/MPhil) in psychology is awarded for a thesis reporting original research by a student under the supervision of, typically, two members of staff. Occasionally, the department is also able to take on a student undertaking a PhD by Published Work.

Our programme can enable postgraduate training for a career as an academic researcher, as a professional psychologist (e.g., clinical, organisational, and school psychologist), or as a consultant or professional in different fields of industry. In addition to subject-related knowledge, a psychology research degree provides valuable transferable skills in data analysis and management, written and oral communication, teamwork and time management.

PhD students are initially registered for an MPhil (PhD Track) with the expectation that their registration will be upgraded to PhD contingent upon satisfactory progress. Such upgrades normally take place at the first annual review.

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