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 Ingrid Obsuth 
Programme Leader Email 

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 in a related profession.

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