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PhD / MPhil / MSc by Research in Psychology

At Warwick, we offer postgraduate research degrees (MSc, MPhil, PhD) which are awarded for a thesis reporting original research by a student under the supervision of, typically, two members of staff.

Warwick's Psychology department has three distinctive assets for providing postgraduate research training. First, the current academic staff are internationally recognised researchers in their respective fields and in the last REF Warwick Psychology came 7th out of more than 80 UK psychology departments for research outputs. Second, we currently have a thriving group of postgraduate students carrying out a wide variety of research. Third, we consider the laboratory facilities at Warwick to be among the best at any Psychology department in the UK.

What careers can a Warwick postgraduate degree in Psychology lead to?

Our Psychology Postgraduate Research degree can enable postgraduate training for a career as an academic psychologist or as a professional Chartered Psychologist (e.g. clinical, occupational or educational psychologist) or in a related discipline such as health, education, or sports and exercise science. In addition to subject-related knowledge, a psychology research degree provides valuable transferable skills in statistics, practical work, computing, and presentation.The majority of our postgraduates enter careers where their practical and research skills, insights into human
behaviour, and experience gained at Warwick make them highly employable across the whole range of public and private sectors.Some recent postgraduate careers include: Lecturer in Psychology, University of Manchester; Clinical Psychologists, various NHS trusts and independent hospitals; Strategist, Facebook Chicago; Dementia Adviser, Bromley & Lewisham Mind; Adviser, Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, New York; Policy Analyst at the JCR, European Commission.