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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
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 three 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 Educational Psychology, 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

Durham City Psychology Department Durham University Science Laboratories South Road DURHAM DH1 3LE Tel:+44(0)191 3343240 Email:

Queen's Campus Psychology Department Durham University Queen's Campus University Boulevard Thornaby Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH Tel:+44(0)191 3340101 Email: