University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Psychology Specialisms

Research supervision available in the following areas: Decision research and economic psychology (particularly, personal and household financial decision making; decision, risk and uncertainty; adaptation to new and unfamiliar currencies; perceptions of price changes and inflation); computer-related and internet psychology, including individual differences in computer-related behaviour and attitudes, computer-mediated communication, aspects of cyberpsychology and technology-enhanced learning; cognitive and neuropsychology (particularly, memory and rehabilitation after brain injury; object and word recognition; cognition in the neurologically impaired; cerebral asymmetry, motor programming and hand preference); theoretical and critical psychology (particularly, psychoanalysis and gender); applied psychology, focusing on: (aspects of mental and physical health and disability; forensic psychology, including risk assessment, offence-related distress, and working with offenders who minimise offence-responsibility); developmental psychology, especially children's cognitive and social development and social decision making.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology; applicants whose 1st language is not English require a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; entry is dependent upon the availability of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years
MPhil Full-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01204 903903