Psychology at Leicester

Research degrees

As a PhD student you will be an integral part of the academic life of the School, which aims to deliver high-quality supervision through experienced academics who are actively researching and publishing and have international reputations for the quality of their research.

We aim to develop and maintain research of international quality. Our experts have an international reputation across a variety of fields, including neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, visual cognition, word recognition and reading, game theory, and aspects of applied psychology.

Our research degrees

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
Our DClinPsy programme aims to enhance the psychological health of the community and the delivery of NHS healthcare services generally by training skilled and autonomous clinical psychologists.

PhD or MPhil
Our PhD or MPhil programmes allow you to gain training and experience in conducting high-quality empirical research in Psychology, in preparation for a career in academia or research.


  • PhD (minimum registration: three years full-time; four years part-time)
  • MPhil (minimum registration: one year full-time; two years part-time)

Research areas

If you are thinking of doing a PhD, one of the first steps is to identify a suitable supervisor. Browse the research interests of our academic staff below to find a supervisor:

If you require additional information or have any queries, please email

How to apply

Find full details on how to apply, including information about fees and funding.

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