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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The research groups are: animal behaviour; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; social, economic, environmental and organisational psychology. There are numerous career pathways available to students who have successfully completed a PhD in Psychology. Many choose to follow an academic career, taking up employment as a postdoctoral researcher or as lecturer. Others, particularly those who have undertaken clinical research, choose to pursue training as a clinical psychologist. Some of our graduates have also chosen a career in the business sector, either in established organisations or through developing their own business. Which of these pathways people choose depends on the interests, knowledge and set of skills that people acquire through postgraduate study, but all contribute to your personal development and prepare you to contribute to society in different ways. You will be encouraged to consider your future careers from the outset of your postgraduate degree, while we offer a series of events and seminars designed to help you meet your career aspirations, including career development seminars, talks and events with alumni and employers, and the opportunity to discuss employability issues with your mentor.

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 4 years | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


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

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students who have completed equivalent Masters-level programmes in other institutions may be permitted to start immediately on the MPhil/PhD programme. This may also be allowed even where there is no prior postgraduate qualification, but students in this position will be required to take a number of MSc modules as research training integrated into their MPhil/PhD programme.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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