Department of Psychology

Research degrees

The MPhil and PhD programme is an opportunity for students to undertake original research with our department.

Research facilities

We have a range of specialist equipment for research students.


Research expertise

We have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary work and collaborate with a wide range of other departments in the University of Bath, with local and national institutions, and international networks including the World Health Organisation.

Many of our staff have specific research interests, however our departmental research focuses upon four core clusters:

We currently support a wide range of student research projects.

Researching a PhD

Staff and students discuss the PhD experience at the University of Bath.

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Applications and funding

All students should have sufficient funding before starting their studies (without relying solely on part-time work). The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences provides guidance on potential sources of funding (scholarships and studentships) for postgraduate students.

Applicants must complete the application checklist before applying.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the MPhil and PhD, then please contact us:
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 5233 | email: