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Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary


The Department of Psychological Sciences conducts world-leading research on mind, brain and behaviour. We currently have over 100 staff, with expertise in experimental, applied and clinical domains. Research in the department is concentrated around a number of research groups, some of which represent the largest concentration of expertise in the UK.

Our research interests

We welcome research proposals that match those of our researchers. The department has research groups with concentrations of expertise in the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Appetite and obesity
  • Forensic & Investigative Psychology
  • Language, Cognition and Expertise
  • Mental Health
  • Perception
  • Perinatal, infant and child mental health
  • Psychology of Healthcare.

Research themes

Our research themes include:

  • Health-related behaviours
  • Language
  • Learning and expertise
  • Perception
  • Mental health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students need to pay £25,950 for (lab based programmes), £20,400 for (non Lab based programmes) (2022).

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject. Applicants should hold a good (2:1 or first class) degree in Psychology or a related discipline. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate an ability to write coherently (and may be asked to provide examples of their written work).

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