In the Research Excellence Framework, 83 per cent of Research in the School of Psychology was judged to be of a world leading or internationally excellent standard. This places us within the top 20 psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry schools across the country. We have a thriving PhD community with around 70 doctoral students.
ESRC-funded studentships can be taken up in any of the specialist areas of research supported by the school. The school has a wide range of psychology research interests including cognition, learning, vision, music, developmental, emotion, health, clinical, social and neuroscience. Students have access to extensive, modern and well-equipped laboratory facilities supported by a dedicated team of technical staff.
There are two routes to an ESRC-funded PhD in Psychology at Plymouth:
- Psychology (‘1+3’ PhD): A one year
masters in Psychological Research Methods followed by three years of doctoral
- Psychology (‘+3’ PhD): Three years
doctoral (PhD) research for students that already hold a master’s degree
recognised by the ESRC.
Successful applicants will be part of a large, vibrant, highly collaborative community of PhD students with good interdisciplinary links. Psychology PhD students automatically become members of the interdisciplinary Cognition Institute providing opportunities for research, training and collaboration.