Professional Doctorate in Psychology PhD, MPhil


    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    Overview

    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.

    Research degrees

    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.

    Current Research

    • Comparative and evolutionary psychology
    • Quality of life, health and wellbeing
    • Situated action and communication

    Visit the Psychology PhD, MPhil page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for a PhD, MPhil or Professional Doctorate include a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

    If English is not your first language, you'll need English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


    FindAProfessionalDoctorate. Copyright 2005-2021
    All rights reserved.