Birkbeck, University of London
The programme provides a forum for you to develop and enhance your specialist skills, as well as more general, transferable research skills. It is designed to allow you to gain insight into different research methods and to acquire valuable experience both in carrying out large-scale research projects and in teaching.
First or upper second-class honours degree in psychology or relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
Our current research interests include: Brain and cognitive development (development of perceptual, cognitive and linguistic abilities); cognitive modelling (Bayesian approaches to human reasoning; connectionist modelling of language, memory, executive functions, cognitive development, developmental disorders and neuropsychological syndromes; cognitive architectures); perception, attention and emotion/anxiety (investigations of relevant processes using behavioural, electrophysiological, TMS, and hemodynamic measures of brain activity); child, family and health psychology (social and emotional development; early childcare; family stress; qualitative approaches); and genetics of human development and behaviour.
The department recieves Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarships, and also has a small amount of College fee waivers and graduate teaching assistant positions; graduate teaching assistant positions are advertised in the early summer, to be eligible for these, students submit both a PhD application and a job application.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Psychological Sciences
020 7631 6535