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Department of Psychology

Postgraduate Study

“My MSc training allowed me to go beyond theory taught by experts in their field, to utilise skills and knowledge in an applied way. Using the fantastic facilities available in the department has been truly inspirational and directly led to my decision to carry out a Ph.D to continue my intellectual development.”

Dr Helen Knight, now Lecturer in Psychology at Sunderland University, previously both a Ph.D. and M.Sc. student in the department

We have a number of fully funded PhD opportunities for 2019 entry, with application deadlines in January. See our Funding page and How To Apply.

As a top 10 UK, and top 100 in the world Psychology department we are proud to be able to offer our postgraduate students the chance to learn in a world class research environment and become part of our research community. Whether you want to study on a Masters programme with both taught and research elements, or focus primarily on research through our research degrees, there are many ways to continue your education with us.

We offer four full time taught 1 year Masters programmes as well as research Postgraduate degree programmes which can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis and where periods of study range from three terms full-time to a maximum of eighteen terms part-time for a PhD

  • The Department of Psychology provides a world-class research environment for postgraduate students in Biological, Cognitive, Social or Developmental Psychology along with more applied aspects such as Forensic/Criminological Psychology, Neuroscience (including Neurorehabilitation) and Health Psychology. Much of our research is interdisciplinary both within the department and outside of the department.
  • Our postgraduate community enjoys a stimulating environment both intellectually and socially. The department holds seminars each week with external and internal speakers and is a key member in many interdisciplinary research institutes within the University.
  • Our excellent research infrastructure and links with North-East NHS trusts are facilitated by our cutting edge equipment which allows us to publish high impact research

Contact Details

Psychology Department
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Road
Tel:+44(0)191 3343240