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, biology and public health.
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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
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Funding opportunities for research students
For research students wishing to study at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
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