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The PhD/MSc by Research programme offers the possibility to work with and be supervised by a range of clinical academics across many areas of clinical psychology, who have international reputations and outstanding publications in their areas of expertise.
Current areas of expertise include
* children and adolescents,
* adult psychological problems,
* older adults,
* neuropsychology and learning disabilities.
Specific areas of interest include cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognition and emotion, quality of life, psychosis, staff training, health psychology, and qualitative approaches.
Recent successful PhD topics have included:
* Eating disorders and emotion
* Chronic pain
* Quality of Life and Intellectual Disabilities
* An Intervention for Bipolar Disorders
The aims of the PhD/MSc by Research programme are:
* to carry out a substantial piece of research in a clinical or health psychology related area
* to develop high level research skills in a clinical-related area
* to help develop a research an academic career
* to carry out a specific piece of applied research, especially where someone is already employed and is sponsored to do a part-time research degree
The PhD programme runs over three years full-time and six years part-time.
In the first year, students typically choose a number of optional taught postgraduate courses from within the School of Health, or other Schools within the University, as appropriate to their research programme, and as agreed with their supervisor.
Subsequent years of the PhD programme primarily focus on the completion and analysis of the main research project, which can then be written up and completed by the end of the third year.