University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Psychology

The School of Psychology offers a vibrant research environment in which to pursue a doctoral course, with a large postgraduate student body and world-leading research groups. Most candidates begin in September but January or May start dates are possible. Candidates may either apply by developing their own research proposal (in liaison with a potential supervisor), or by applying to an advertised studentship. You are expected to prepare a research outline with your PhD application. On arrival, this is developed more fully in collaboration with your supervisor. Most students conduct a series of discrete studies that follow from each other, but others may conduct larger-scale studies over several years (eg involving longitudinal data). All students are encouraged to write up their results and literature reviews for publication as they go along. There are opportunities to present your work internally and, more formally, at conferences (including overseas). You are part of the wider research community through laboratory meetings, seminar series and postgraduate training events.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience. An MSc is preferred but not essential.

Assessment methods

Your progress is assessed via an annual review involving submission of a high-quality piece of written work and interview, and also poster/oral presentations to the School.

Sponsorship information

Some COGS 3-year research studentships carrying guaranteed work experience are currently offered, as well as Psychology Subject Group demonstratorships, which provide a bursary in return for undergraduate teaching; opportunities for employment in teaching and research.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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