Find out about our Doctoral programmes in Psychology
In general, entrants to our 3-year PhD programmes will either have an existing MSc-level qualification (either from Edinburgh or another university) or will take a one-year MSc at Edinburgh followed by 3-years of Doctoral Study. Your choice of MSc from among those we offer should be guided by your area of interest.
Fees, funding and how to apply
We are particularly interested in receiving applications related to the following areas:
This programme provides a first class training in the mechanisms of human learning and development
Differential Psychology research at Edinburgh is concerned with the ways in which people influence their lives.
The Koestler Parapsychology Unit takes a broad approach to parapsychology
Psychology of language
The Psycholinguistic Research community in Edinburgh is internationally recognised as one of the foremost groups working on the psychology of language
Psychology of reading
The community of researchers in Edinburgh working on topics related to the Psychology of Reading is internationally recognised as one of the strongest groups in the world
Social Psychology research at Edinburgh is concerned with the way in which the social world has an impact on people
Visual Cognition is a subgroup of our Human Cognitive Neuroscience research group