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Research degrees

MPhil and PhD programmes

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As an internationally renowned research department we have a vibrant community of research postgraduates. We offer full-time and part-time research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications in all areas of research covered by members of faculty. In Psychology, we offer a PhD in Psychology and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. In addition to the core programme, we also offer a PhD in Psycholinguistics jointly with Education and Language and Linguistic Sciences. In collaboration with CITY College University of York Europe Campus, we offer a York-CITY Collaborative PhD in Psychology with PhD students based at CITY College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

We provide a stimulating yet supportive atmosphere, combined with access to superb research facilities. Our research postgraduates work closely with leading researchers in their chosen field and their projects are often published in top international journals.


We are proud of the extremely high completion rate (98%) we have for our PhD students: one indicator of our excellent supervision system.

When our research students graduate, most take up lectureships and postdoctoral research positions in leading institutions worldwide, whilst others choose to apply their skills and knowledge outside academia and successfully pursue careers in health or industry. 

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