Psychology (Distance Learning) (PhD)

the United Kingdom

For more information about Psychology (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
PhD

How long you will study
6 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts
October, January, April

International course fees
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All study options

About Psychology (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth

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.

Support and facilities

When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.

You can use our specialised laboratories for conducting research, including spaces in which to study human movement, eye movement, psychophysiology, visual and auditory perception, primate behaviour, infant development, and autism. You can also access our virtual reality labs, mock police interview suite, digital analysis and video editing suite, photo booth and applied cognition lab.

By using our research facilities as a postgraduate research student, you'll experience many techniques used in contemporary psychological research and practice.

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study6 years
    Course startsOctober, January, AprilDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject, with relevant research methods. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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