12 months
20400 GBP/year
4600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychology degree offered at University of Bath will enable you to conduct supervised research into your chosen topic and produce a written thesis (typically up to 70,000 words). You can complete the MPhil in 1 to 3 years (full-time) or up to 4 years (part-time).

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Psychology  Students at University of Bath  will carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen field. Potential research fields in the Department of Psychology include social, cognitive, health, clinical and environmental psychology and cognitive/affective neuroscience.

Students registered for a PhD will need to pass an assessment process at the end of their first year of study, which normally involves submission of written work and a presentation and discussion with examiners. PhD studies will conclude with submission of a thesis and an oral examination, the final viva voce.

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

This programme is recognised as being part of the following ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) pathways, through which applicants can apply for funding to support their studies:

  • Psychology (discipline-specific pathway)
  • Health and Wellbeing (interdisciplinary pathway)
  • Sustainable Futures (interdisciplinary pathway)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods (interdisciplinary pathway)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behaviour Change and Mental Health Interventions
  • BioSocial, Cognitive-Affective Psychology
  • Digital Behaviour and Change
  • Identities in Social and Digital Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate qualifications - a First (1st) or Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) in Psychology or its equivalent from a recognised University or College is usually required. A good Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience (certificates and transcripts must be scanned and uploaded via the online application system).
  • Postgraduate qualifications - a master’s degree or appropriate research training may be required. We typically expect your master’s degree to be at or equivalent to distinction or merit level, although wider suitability for PhD studies is also taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time research

  • Home - £2,300
  • Overseas - £10,200

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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