Psychology MPhil PhD

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Overview

Course options

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PhD via MPhil

  • MPhil PhD Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 5740 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2870 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 15340 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 7670 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000

PhD via MPhil

  • MPhil PhD Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 6020 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 3010 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 16100 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 8050 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000

PhD via MPhil

  • MPhil PhD Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 6020 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 3010 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 16100 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000
  • MPhil PhD Psychology, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 8050 write-up fees = £1000 (with £500 rebate if thesis handed in within 6 months); Bench Fees = up to £6000

Accreditation

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

UEL offers two main research degrees: Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

 

PhD via MPhil

The most popular course is the PhD via MPhil. A PhD is an original and distinct contribution to the knowledge of the field of study. It is often essential for those wishing to follow an academic or research career in industry or commerce. PhD research can be carried out in all subject areas.

All postgraduate research students are supervised by at least two research-active staff. Your supervisors will support your programme of research through regular meetings and reviews.

The PhD via MPhil course normally takes a minimum of 36 months (full-time) 60 months (part-time) to complete. Students enrolled in full-time mode of study will transfer from the MPhil to a PhD usually at the two year stage or equivalent for part-time study.

MPhil

The Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) is a Master's level research degree programme which takes a minimum of 24 months (full-time) 48 months (part-time) to complete.

All postgraduate research students are supervised by at least two research-active staff. Your supervisors will support your programme of research through regular meetings and reviews.

PhD direct 

A PhD direct is aimed at postgraduate students who already have an MPhil (Masters of Philosophy) or MRes (Masters by Research) qualification, and takes a minimum of 36 months (full-time) 60 months (part-time) to complete.

All postgraduate research students are supervised by at least two research-active staff. Your supervisors will support your programme of research through regular meetings and reviews.

How you'll learn

Research proposal

Research proposals give us a better understanding of the area you want to study for an MPhil, PhD via MPhil or PhD Direct course.

Before you write your research proposal you should contact a potential Director of Studies (DoS) for your PhD. Details of potential supervisors are found under our research group listings. You should involve your potential DoS in writing your proposal, and make sure that you name your potential DoS in the application.  

To find out more about how to write your research proposal, see our research proposal guidance. Your proposal must contain clearly defined research objectives, hypotheses and methodology. You should also include a literature review to describe how your research will advance knowledge in this area and a timescale for your research. Your proposed Director of Studies will also be involved in evaluating your research proposal.

How you will be assessed

PhD via MPhil

At the end of your PhD, you will be required to submit an 80,000-word thesis, summarising your research. You will then have to undergo an oral examination (a viva) on your thesis.

MPhil

At the end of your MPhil, you will be required to submit a 40,000 word thesis which outlines your research findings. You will then have to undergo an oral examination (a viva) on your thesis.

PhD direct

At the end of your PhD, you will be required to submit an 80,000-word thesis, summarising your research. You will then have to undergo an oral examination (a viva) on your thesis.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Psychology

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.