About This Course
The School of Psychology at Bangor University offers modern undergraduate degree programmes that are fully BPS accredited and a suite of Masters programmes which reflect the School’s research specialisms. The School has achieved excellent ratings in terms of both research and teaching performance and has invested extensively in a modern teaching, learning and research environment, including brain imaging technology (MRI and EEG). Students have access to state-of-the-art research and computing facilities and the opportunity to study under world-renowned academic staff. The School also boasts a number of prestigious research centres including the Wolfson Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Centre for Experimental Consumer Psychology, which as well as being in the vanguard of academic research in these fields, offer students unique opportunities for project work covering important theoretical and practical elements.
Psychology with specialisations in:
- Language, Bilingualism and Cognitive Development
- Perception, Action and Memory
- Social Neuroscience
- Clinical, Health and Behavioural Psychology
The PhD (or doctorate) is the highest academic qualification available. A PhD degree is designed to provide strong grounding in highly specialised areas through research. Its goal is to enable students to be researchers in psychology, contributing to academic knowledge and developing work of internationally publishable quality.
Additional Course Costs:
Additional costs may also be charged as follows: Enhanced DBS check (approx. £65).
Choosing a Research Topic and Supervisor
If you are considering a PhD degree, one of your first actions - before applying for admission to the programme - is to identify and communicate with a potential supervisor in the relevant area. The research interests and publications of our academic staff are listed within our web pages. E-mail the people whose research is most relevant to the area in which you wish to work, and initiate the discussion! A list of supervisors currently seeking PhD students, and their research interests, is available on the research section of the School of Psychology’s website.
Funding for full-time PhD study (tuition fees plus living allowance) is available through a number of sources, including the ESRC, Bangor University, and the School of Psychology, which offers a number of studentships aimed at exceptional candidates from the UK, Europe, and internationally. Our website offers more details on the funding available for PhD students. Funding information and announcements about available studentships are kept up-to-date here.
Applications from students who have already obtained funding for their studies are welcome at any time. To make a formal application, please apply using our Online Admissions Service. We strongly recommend you read the Guidance Notes on online application before you start the application process.
You are expected to have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related subject, with a minimum degree class of 2:1 or equivalent. If you do not already have an MSc degree, then we would normally expect you to complete such a degree prior to starting the PhD programme. Many students complete their MSc degree in our department before progressing to the PhD. If you have already obtained an appropriate Master’s degree, you may be required to take one or more relevant modules in the School’s MSc in Psychological Research to complement your background and expertise.