University of Bath
The MPhil and PhD programmes in Psychology covers 4 broad research areas: applied cognition and technology; health psychology; social processes; and clinical psychology/psychopathology.
A 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology or its equivalent from a recognised university or college, a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience (certificates and transcripts must be scanned and uploaded via the online application system); postgraduate qualifications: a Master's degree or appropriate research training is normally required, applicants may be asked in their 1st year to complete some or all units of our MRes or MSc Health Psychology (subject to approval from the appropriate Director of Studies). We also consider applications on a case by case basis where candidates have an appropriate combination of the following: a relevant diploma passed out at a high level (e.g. a Higher National Diploma); published papers or other academic work of a high standard; relevant professional qualifications; extended and responsible experience in a relevant field.English Language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 7.0 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component. References: 2 references are required, at least 1 of these must be an academic reference.
Main areas of research: Cognition, Affective Science and Technology Laboratories (CASTL): Current research focuses on: autism spectrum disorders; children and interactive technologies; evaluation of pervasive systems; human factors in decision making; cognitive Neuroscience, multisensory integration, pain; hormonal influence upon cognition and stress. Health Psychology: Current research focuses on: stress and well-being; psychosocial influences on aetiology and exacerbation of acute and chronic illness; managing chronic health conditions; child and adolescent health; psychoneuroimmunology; coping responses and social support; pain and pain management; palliative and end-of-life care. Social and Cultural Psychology: Current research focuses on: youth, consumption and identity; identities, gender and body image; organisational psychology and the management of risk; attitude-behaviour relations; behavioural and mental habits; emotion regulation; economic and environmental psychology; personal relationships in cyberspace; siblings and subjectivities; identities and education.
Students are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject in just 1 of the broad research areas (some students combine 2 areas). The research must be written up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from MPhil to PhD is subject to students passing an assessment process, which normally involves submission of written work and a transfer seminar. The final stage of the PhD degree is the oral, or viva voce, examination in which students are required to defend their thesis to a Board of Examiners.
Departmental assistantships and studentships; ESRC; ORS.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,400 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 14,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,400 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,200 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 7,150 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,200 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,200 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 7,150 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,200 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies||Warminster||BA12 8PY||South West|