12 months
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26100 GBP/year
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About

The specialised research of the Psychology programme from Newcastle University interests in psychology include evolutionary psychology, perception and cognition, animal behaviour, neuroscience, social psychology and forensic psychology. We have PhDs funded by UK research councils and charities and we welcome self-funding applicants interested in doing postgraduate research in psychology.

Overview

The supervision of the Psychology programme from Newcastle University in the following areas:

Clinical and health psychology

We research developmental disorders of perception and cognition, and the development and assessment of cognitive models of, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment for:
  • bipolar disorder
  • psychosis
  • anxiety
  • developmental disorders

Behaviour and evolution

We carry out studies of animal and human behaviour including:
  • the evolutionary psychology of mate choice
  • attractiveness and co-operation
  • evolutionary approaches to personality

Visual perception and human cognition

Our research includes:
  • perception of natural scenes
  • psychophysics and attention
  • visual social cognition and face processing
  • advertising and consumer behaviour

Development psychology

We focus on how different cognitive skills develop in children, from memory systems to learning in school. We have particular strength in developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Forensic psychology

Our research includes:
  • investigative interviewing of victims
  • witnesses and suspected offenders of crime, including eye-witness testimony
  • sexual offending, including historical allegations of sexual abuse
  • communication in legal contexts

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
  • It supports your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.
  • You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

MPhil

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject.

PhD

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a Master's degree would be advantageous.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

International

  • Full time: 
  • £26,100 - £37,900

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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