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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Psychology at Queen's University Belfast

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.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • 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

Career Prospects

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

MODE OF STUDY/DURATION

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. *Taken within the last 2 yrs. 
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

FEES AND FUNDING For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

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