Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Psychology

The MPhil/PhD in Psychology provides an excellent 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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.

Sponsorship information

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6535