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PhD Applied Psychology

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Applied Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Our PhD in Applied Psychology offers you a unique opportunity to undertake research in an applied psychological context.

Given the variety of applications of psychological research the contexts within which your research could be conducted include:

  • schools,
  • hospitals,
  • outdoor activities,
  • community groups,
  • occupational settings etc.

You will be offered opportunities to access our Masters level research methods modules to provide a sound foundation of specific research knowledge and skills. In addition, you will have access to the University’s Proficio research training scheme which allows you to choose training programmes that meet the requirements of your own research topics and methodologies.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 4 years | 08-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date



Undertake a dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your specialist area of practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as a health science or a social science. Alternatively you will need to evidence advanced research skills developed through an alternative route. A well developed research proposal is also essential.