|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 180 ECTS |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
The School offers supervision for full-time or part-time research degrees at MSc and PhD level in any of the following areas. Applicants should send an outline of the research they propose to pursue with their application form.
* Cognitive psychology/neuropsychology: visual cognition; memory; clinical neuropsychology; language; human-computer interaction.
* Developmental psychology: cultural ideas regarding development; children's conversational skills; discourse and conversation analysis; recognition memory processes in children; development of prejudice and stereotyping; children's social identity; children with learning disabilities.
* Forensic psychology: police procedures; legal decision making; eye-witness testimony
* Group processes and intergroup relations: social identity and self-categorisation; small group performance; group decisions; intergroup relations; stereotyping; prejudice; discrimination; inequality; collective behaviour.
* Social psychology: group processes; intergroup relations; prejudice; attributional style; attitude change and persuasion; personality and individual differences.
Research degrees are based on a research project and do not involve coursework; however, research students who have not already passed a suitable advanced statistics course may be required to take our Advanced Statistics and Methodology module in their first year.
* Duration: MSc one year full-time or two years part-time, MPhil/PhD sequence three to four years full-time or five to six years part-time, NRPhD four years full-time.
Research themes and centres
Research is focused within four core collaborative, thematic groupings, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Developmental Psychology. The research environment is designed to sustain a strong, vibrant research culture, encourage collaboration, and unite staff and students with shared research interests. Our themes ensure critical mass and create a highly energetic and stimulating intellectual climate.
Research activity is supported by:
* centrally co-ordinated provision and use of laboratories and technical support
* selection of speakers for our weekly departmental research colloquia
* weekly research meetings within each theme to develop, report and analyse research, and host our many visiting scholars
* several monthly small meeting series on specific areas of cross-cutting research (such as forensic, social development, emotion, social cognition and health).
The School of Psychology currently includes three formally constituted research centres, representing areas of concentration and excellence in research.
* Social Psychology
* Cognitive Psychology
* Developmental Psychology
* Forensic Psychology
* Centre for the Study of Group Processes
* Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology
* Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems
A first or 2.1 in psychology or a closely related discipline.
English language requirements
* 6.5 incl
* 6.0 reading
* 6.0 writing
* 5.5 listening
* 5.5 speaking
* 90 incl
* 22 reading
* 21 writing
* 21 listening
* 23 speaking
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
University Academic School and Centre Scholarships
All University Academic Schools and Centres offer scholarships for postgraduate study. These vary from a one-off payment of a few hundred pounds to tuition fees at the home rate and/or maintenance payments at the same rate as the Research Councils.
* American Studies
* Anthropology and Conservation
* Brussels School of International Studies
* Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)
* Engineering and Digital Arts
* European Culture and Languages
* Kent Business School
* Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
* Medieval and Early Modern Studies
* Music and Audio
* Politics and International Relations
* Physical Sciences
* Professional Practice
* Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
* Sport and Exercise Sciences
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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