School of Psychology



We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated graduates interested in our range of programmes.

Taught programmes

The following taught postgraduate degrees are available. For course more detail, please see our degree descriptions:

You can also study the MRes in Neuroscience. It's run by the Institute of Neuroscience, where some of our staff teach.

Research degrees

We often have vacancies for PhDs funded by UK research councils and charities. But we also welcome self-funding applicants from the UK and overseas interested in a PhD with us. 

Our specialised research interests in psychology are diverse, and include: 

  • evolutionary psychology
  • perception and cognition 
  • animal behaviour 
  • neuroscience
  • social psychology
  • forensic psychology

Our postgraduate researchers are working on projects including:

  • context-dependent choice and implications for welfare research
  • avian cognition and the evolution of warning signals in insects
  • colour perception of natural objects
  • new approaches in the study of female physical attractiveness
  • the psychology of modern spirituality
  • police investigative interviewing of rape survivors

Read more about our Psychology MPhil, PhD.

An EEG experiment looking at the processes within the brain.
An EEG experiment looking at the brain. Our postgraduate degrees are diverse, including everything from neuroscience to animal behaviour.