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Embarking on a PhD in Psychology invites candidates into an in-depth exploration of the mind, behaviour, and emotional processes. These advanced degrees provide a unique opportunity for students to delve into specific areas of interest within psychology, such as cognitive psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, or neuropsychology, among others.

Through PhDs in Psychology, candidates engage in rigorous research designed to uncover new insights into how people think, behave, and interact with their environments. This path is not solely about academic pursuit; it’s a journey towards understanding the complexities of human nature, contributing to the wellbeing of individuals and communities by advancing psychological science and its applications.

Why complete a PhD in Psychology?

A PhD in Psychology provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the ever-evolving field of psychology through original research. These programmes challenge candidates to examine psychological phenomena with depth and precision, employing advanced methodologies to test theories and hypotheses.

The research undertaken during these degrees often pushes the boundaries of current understanding, offering new perspectives on mental health, cognitive functions, human development, and social interaction. By fostering a deep understanding of psychological principles and research techniques, doctoral research in psychology not only advances academic knowledge but also has the potential to inform clinical practices, educational strategies, and policy-making.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Psychology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. In academia, graduates can lead their research agendas and inspire the next generation of psychologists through teaching and mentorship. Beyond the university setting, PhD holders in psychology find rewarding careers in clinical settings, where they apply their expertise to diagnose and treat mental health conditions.

In addition, their skills are highly valued in various industries, including human resources, marketing, and UX design, where understanding human behaviour is crucial. Government and non-profit organisations also benefit from the insights of psychology PhDs in developing programmes and policies that promote mental health and wellbeing. The comprehensive training in research, analysis, and ethical considerations equips graduates to make significant contributions to the field of psychology and the broader society, addressing complex challenges and improving lives.

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2x Fully Funded 3-Year PhD Studentships in the School of Public Health

Imperial College London invites applications for two fully funded PhD Studentships within the NIHR Northwest London Patient Safety Research Collaboration (NIHR PSRC). Read more

Reading Performance in Preterm Children

In the UK around one in 13 children are born prematurely (at less than 37 weeks gestational age), and one in 200 are born extremely preterm (at less than 28 weeks gestational age). Read more

MRes - The physical demands in female high-performance cricket in Scotland (Project ID SAS0200)

 . An exciting opportunity has emerged to conduct a Masters by Research as part of a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University, School of Applied Sciences and Cricket Scotland (CS). Read more

Community Connectedness and Decision Making: Investigating the role of community cohesion building in the delivery of GDF Community Partnerships

The University of Liverpool invites applications for a 4-year, fully funded PhD studentship. The studentship will investigate the role of community cohesion building in delivering Community Partnerships associated with Geological Disposal Facilities. . Read more

Human Appetite and Obesity

The School of Psychology invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2024/25 for the Thomas Ward Scholarship. Read more

Exploring the use of social media by competitive athletes and its impact on wellbeing

Competitive athletes have to be at the top of their sport while also managing the anxiety and pressures of the sport itself. With the pervasiveness of social media, it is now easier to connect with other athletes and one’s idols in sports which may provide support and motivation for one’s performance. Read more

MRes - Is there any creativity in STEM? (SAS0199)

A wealth of evidence shows that creativity is a key cognitive ability that is associated with positive educational outcomes that should be fostered and focused on in education (Gajda et al., 2017, OECD, 2020). Read more

Problem finding insight: Exploring every day Uh-oh moments.

Creativity and problem solving are often seen in lists of top desirable skills. It is therefore important to understand these from a psychological perspective. Read more

Imagination and the Creative and Performing arts: Using a Multifactorial Model of Mental Imagery to explore the multifaceted relationship between imagination and creative output

Those working in creative and performing arts fields appear to have a particular facility for imagination and visual imagery. For example, the ability to conjure up vibrant and complex visual imagery is essential if actors, and the characters created by writers, are to ‘live truthfully under imaginary circumstances’. Read more

Language access and conceptual development in deaf and hearing infants (GLIGAT_U24PSY)

Primary supervisor - Dr Teodora Gliga. Secondary supervisor - Prof Larissa Samuelson. A fully funded PhD position is available with the Baby Language and Conceptual Knowledge Study (BLoCKS), led by Dr Teodora Gliga. Read more

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