Psychology

PhD Psychology programme

The University of Edinburgh has one of the top-ranked Psychology departments in the UK for research.

Psychology at Edinburgh brings together world-class researchers approaching the scientific study of mind and behaviour through a range of topics - from language development to dementia, personality to paranormal beliefs. The department benefits from a vibrant postgraduate community and strong interdisciplinary links with colleagues in medicine, informatics, linguistics, education, biology and public health.

We are pleased to announce a number of PhD scholarships are being offered by the School. All candidates applying for this programme by the deadline will be considered

Professor Ronnie CannHead of School

Research interests

Find out about our areas of research and staff interest

When to apply

We operate a gathered field approach to PhD applications, find out how this works

Help with your application

Guidance for applicants applying to the PhD programme

Contact us

Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme

Our research community

Our PhD students are actively encouraged to join in the regular meetings to discuss research, books and papers.

Find out more about our research seminars and reading groups

Fees, funding and how to apply