University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde


Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology.

Course modules

Research areas include: research into interactive learning: ongoing projects include peer- and expert-support in learning of science, mathematics and literacy; fostering children�s prosocial behaviour through peer interaction; computer-mediated communication in higher education; teamwork in industrial contexts; gender issues in classroom interaction; social constraints on collaborative discourse; peer critiquing and acquisition of critical thinking skills; applied social psychology: research interests include health, substance use and criminal behaviour; suicide and attempted suicide; problems of alcohol in the workplace; problem drug use; problems relating to human factors and safety issues arising in nuclear industry and on railways; developmental and educational psychology: research concerned with children�s development and education; role of parents in pre-school education; children�s language acquisition (including the acquisition of syntax, semantics, discourse competence and literacy); language impairment; development of measures of children�s theory of mind and interpersonal awareness; bullying and prosocial behaviour; children�s skills as witnesses; object relations and the development of personality; conceptual structure in childhood and adolescence; road user behaviour: work focuses on the nature and development of perceptual and cognitive skills needed to cope with traffic; neuropsychology: visuospatial and visuomotor function (including sports and exercise); neuropsychology of frontal lobe function; memory function in amnesia and depression; psycho-pharmacology of depression.

Sponsorship information

University studentships available by competition for MRes and PhD; Department has Mode A recognition for ESRC studentships; application by end of March is recommended if funding is to be bid for.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195