Clinical Psychology

PhD/MSc by Research

The PhD/MSc by Research programme provides the opportunity to do a substantial piece of research in an area linked to clinical and health psychology and to develop excellent research skills in the process.

Why choose the PhD/MSc by Research?

The PhD/MSc by Research programme offers the possibility to work with and be supervised by a range of clinical academics across many areas of psychology, who have international reputations and outstanding publications in their areas of expertise.



Name PhD/MSc by Research
Start Date

September (PhD and MSc by Research) and January (PhD only). 

Mode of study

PhD: 3 years Full-time, 6 years Part-time.

MSc by Research: 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time

Programme Leader Dr Helen Sharpe

Tuition Fees information 


The aims of the PhD/MSc by Research in Clinical Psychology programme are:


The PhD programme runs over three years full-time and six years part-time.

Career prospects

The research degrees within Clinical Psychology are designed to help you develop your skills for a successful future in research, as an academic or health professional.

Entry requirements

Please ensure you have read the entry requirements for this programme and are confident of meeting the criteria before applying online.

How to apply

We operate a gathered field approach for PhD and MSc by Research applications. Find out how to apply.

Student research

Learn about the work being conducted by our PhD and MScR students