School of Psychology Degree programmes

Research by PhD

Cardiff School of Psychology is an excellent environment in which to do research. We were ranked second in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), and obtained similarly high ratings in previous assessments (RAE 1996, 2001, 2008). The Postgraduate Students sections within the Academics' Profile Pages hold information on the broad range of expertise within the School which allows us to provide training in an unusually wide range of areas and techniques.

We offer 5 types of PhD schemes

At present there are around 80 postgraduate research students within the School. We have a variety of schemes available and welcome applications from UK, EU and non-EU citizens. We have recently accepted students from both within the EC (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain) and outside (Turkey, Romania, Canada, India, Malaysia, Taiwan).

With access to world-class facilities, with a large number of purpose-built laboratories that have all been refurbished within the last five years, as well as CUBRIC (Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre). Integration across different disciplines and between Psychology and other Schools provides unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research projects.


Tuition fees

For information on fees please visit the course information page on the University Course Finder website.

Application process

Please complete a University Application Form by clicking the following links: 

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