University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

The Centre for Research in Applied Cognition, Knowledge, Learning and Emotion (CRACKLE) provides a stimulating environment for research students through the range of research and consultancy in applied cognitive science; current projects focus on thinking and decision-making in natural or simulated natural contexts (e.g. medical, military, fireground, driving, sports, air traffic control, education situations), with a view to understanding the brain processes and systems involved; current projects include staff and graduate studies of: situation awareness in uncertain or risky situations; fireground decision-making; cognitive and emotional processing in social values; medical (obstetric team) situation-awareness and decision-making; emotional markers in decision-making; decision-making in cricket; brain/cognitive processes underlying use of metaphor in the arts; reaction of the infant brain to the visual world; psychology of education and classroom learning; developmental disorders (ADHD etc)

Entry requirements

An Honours degree of Upper 2nd Class or above from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification, is normally required in a subject area relevant to your chosen research topic; in exceptional circumstances, applications from non-graduates with experience of undertaking research or graduates are considered who wish to work in a new subject area; registration is usually for MPhil or MRes or MA/MSc by Research with the possibility of transfer to PhD; candidates with a Master�s degree in a relevant subject that contains appropriate research methods training may register for PhD directly.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
MRes Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West
Park Campus Cheltenham GL50 2RH South West

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Guidance and Recruitment Office
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01242 714500