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How to Apply


  • Check that you meet the entry requirements.
  • Formulate your project and placement interest statement, whose description and justification must form the major part of your personal statement for this course; there are three options for how to do this:
    1. Contact individual potential supervisors for a project and two placements, and negotiate with them what you will do before applying. The course director will be happy to co-ordinate a visit to Warwick to meet with potential supervisors for those wishing to take this option. Normally, these will be three different supervisors, but if a specific academic justification is given, one placement supervisor can be the same as the project supervisor.
    2. Contact a potential project supervisor and negotiate with them what your project will be. The statement will reflect only the project. The Department will give consideration to the availability of appropriate complementary placements in considering your application, and will select your placements, if suitable supervision is available.
    3. Give a broader statement of the range of your potential interests. The Department will give consideration to the availability of relevant supervision in considering your application, and will select your placements and project, if suitable supervision is available. Individual potential supervisors must not be named if they have not agreed supervision.
  • Use the online application system to apply to P-C8P9 Psychological Research, which is listed under Psychology in taught options (as the course is assessed by modules not thesis). Ensure that your personal statement includes a project and placement interest statement that follows one of the three options above.

The Department will endeavour to honour negotiated supervision arrangements, but changes may be beyond its control, due to, for example, unforeseen leave by the supervisor.

Applications can normally only be considered if received on or before 31st July for entry the same year, and will be considered as received. Only full-time entry at the beginning of the Autumn Term is available.