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PsychologyPostgraduate study

Research Degrees

Our postgraduate community is a lively, engaged and friendly group, where scholarship and intellectual discovery are actively encouraged. The creative environment in Psychology gives you the very best opportunity to prosper as a researcher. We are proud of our scholarship, and the research that we undertake puts us among the leading centres in Britain with respect to research output and impact.

Our three postgraduate research programmes provide a range of opportunities to gain a qualification at doctorate level. Our PhD programme, often a route to an career in academia and industry, gives students an opportunity to generate novel research aligned with the array of specialisms within Psychology. Trainees on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology mix taught elements with research components on their way to becoming eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Clinical Psychologists. Students on the Doctorate in Educational Psychology prepare for a professional qualification that enables them to work in Children’s Services, providing help with developmental and educational problems presented by children to parents, teachers in schools and other agencies.

You can find a link to an overview of each programme and contact details for each of our PGR programmes below. If you are looking for more information, you may also want to view the eHandbooksfor each programme.

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Studying at Southampton was a great experience with good lecturers being informed by their own state-of-the art research.
Matt  OwensMSc Research Methods and PhD



Reasearch Degrees

Doctorate Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Doctorate in Educational Psychology - (DEdPsych)

PhD by research

PhD Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice (Please note that this course is not currently accepting new students.)



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