The School of Psychology has a thriving, well-resourced and engaged PhD community that is central to its research environment. Students are strategically appointed to research projects with the express purpose of enhancing research capacity and development in prioritised areas for which the School aims to enhance world-leading research.
- The School of Psychology has a postgraduate research community of around 50 PhD students who are very well resourced and supported in their research.
- The School has made extensive material investments in infrastructure, including two computer labs and access to several suites of dedicated research labs, to support their research.
- Students are a central part of the research environment of the School and participate in School-level seminars and research meetings.
- Students are expected and encouraged to publish during their PhD research and are supported in doing so through their research training.
- Subject-specific postgraduate modules in research design and methods are delivered as part of the PhD training portfolio to complement the generic University training and further topic-specific research training is also available.
"Studying for a PhD at the School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast was an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience. Staff and fellow students created a warm and supportive atmosphere, which enabled me to succeed. My positive experience on the PhD program at Queen's equipped me with the necessary skills and confidence to take up my current post, as a post-doctoral researcher in psychology."Dr Emma O'Dwyer
PhD Psychology graduate
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