Psychology PhD opportunities

How to apply

For general enquiries about doctoral study in the School of Psychology, please contact the postgraduate tutor, Dr Christopher Mitchell.

General information about applying for a research degree at Plymouth University and application forms are available from the Doctoral College pages.

Exploring the risky side of creativity

Dr Vaibhav Tyagi graduated with a PhD based in the fields of psychology and neuroscience in 2017 at Plymouth. His thesis on the risky side of creativity has received significant positive acclaim from the scientific community.

“The field of research is a challenging and demanding endeavour. But always remember, hard work and focus always lead to success, no matter how hard the path is."

Find out more about Vaibhav's story and discover how his time at Plymouth set him up for his research success