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The School of Psychological Sciences is a vibrant and flourishing centre of research and teaching and provides a stimulating environment for its large student population. We offer a range of diverse postgraduate research and professional development opportunities spanning audiological sciences through to cognitive neuroscience.

At the hub of our research activity is a commitment to providing an unrivalled study experience, whether it be for students seeking specialist clinical training or the potential to explore the science of psychology and human interaction. We provide the best postgraduate training for our students and regularly review our provision by looking at new opportunities.

Research study is focused on developing the next generation of clinical and academic pioneers. Delivered across recognised centres of excellence, PhD training combines specialist expertise with transferable skills that provide the foundations for a career in academia or clinical settings.

All postgraduate research students attend our popular Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).

Studying for an MPhil or PhD degree with us will give you the opportunity to work with internationally renowned scholars engaged in cutting-edge research. We have an acclaimed national and international reputation for excellence in research, as demonstrated in the government's most recent assessment of university research in the UK (REF). The School performed strongly, with over 70% of staff rated as internationally excellent or world leading.

As we are part of the Economic and Social Research Centre (ESRC) North West Doctoral Training Centre, our students commonly attract funding from this scheme. However, our students are also funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and other sources.  We attract both UK and international students, with around 100 students currently registered for MPhil and PhD degrees.


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