City, University of London

Psychology

The MPhil/PhD programme is a research training doctorate mainly aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in academic research. In addition to attending formal courses in advanced research methods, PhD students carry out an extended piece of original, empirical research under the direction of one or more members of academic staff. The degree of PhD is awarded on successful completion of the research methods courses, the submission of a thesis embodying the results of the programme of research and successful performance in an oral examination based on the thesis.

Course modules

Research themes include: Cognitive Neuroscience; Counselling and Health Psychology; Decision Making and Behavioural Economics; Developmental Psychology; Human Memory and Cognition; Organisational Psychology.

Assessment methods

Year 1: In year one students take a number of MSc level modules to furnish their core research methodological skills (see our Research Methods MSc) and subject-specific knowledge (see our MScs in Organisational Psychology, Behavioural Economics, Health Psychology and Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience). They will also develop a systematic review of the literature in their field of study and begin to implement the first stages of their empirical and analytic work. Year 2: In year two students will finalise their literature review, develop an outline of the overall shape of their thesis and carry out the bulk of their empirical and analytic work. Students will have the opportunity to take advantage of several advanced level training courses to build expertise in subject-specific research methodologies such as Eye-tracking, Electroencephalography and Psychophysiology (please see the next section for further details of available advanced level training courses). Year 3: In year three students will conclude their empirical work and focus on writing up their thesis. They will also seek to disseminate their work in the form of peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations and identify opportunities for the next stage of their career. Year 4: The fourth year is only used for the final preparation and submission of the thesis, the viva voce examination by at least two examiners (at least one external to City) and the completion of any amendments that may be requested.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to offer a PhD Studentship for this programme. The Studentship will comprise a full tuition fee waiver and a maintenance grant of £16,057 per annum for three years, starting in October 2017. Full applications received by Thursday 31st March 2017 will be automatically considered for the Studentship and successful candidates will be informed in May 2017.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 Years

Campus details

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Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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