If you want to further your psychology knowledge through your own research, start your journey at Portsmouth.
Our Department of Psychology is home to internationally-renowned experts in psychology and exceptional facilities for practical and theoretical research – 100% of our research impact in the area of psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences was rated as outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Our fundamental and applied research reflects the broad scope of psychological study, exploring topics including child development of social skills, eye witness testimony, the evolution of primate facial expressions and factors affecting drug use.
Our researchers are addressing important issues in society, whether helping law enforcement agencies prosecute, developing methods to improve wellbeing and quality of life, supporting animal conservation and welfare initiatives, or unpacking the basics of psychological functioning – and as a postgraduate researcher, you'll play your part in transforming our expertise into action.
Find out about our PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Psychology below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.
Visit the Psychology PhD, MPhil page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!
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