University of Surrey

University of Surrey


Research is grouped around 3 themes (brain and behaviour, enhancing thinking, and health and wellbeing), all of which engage our psychologists� expertise in developmental, social and applied psychology. The School of Psychology offers supervision of research leading to a PhD degree in multiple areas of psychology. The programme provides a solid grounding in research methods and the skills of communicating research findings to academic and other audiences through academic publication and other routes.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (65 per cent or above) in Psychology (or a related discipline); or a Master's degree in a relevant subject with a pass of 65 per cent or above; non native speakers of English will be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).

Course modules

Key research areas include: Cognitive neuroscience; cognition and creativity; social and personality psychology; developmental psychology; health psychology; occupational psychology; forensic psychology; environmental psychology.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 15,920 per Academic year (overseas fees) 33 months
PhD Part-time - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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