Postgraduate research

We’re recognised for our original contributions to psychological science, our rigorous use of methodology, and our research’s significance for government policy and everyday life.  

What we are researching

Our research spans the full range of psychology and is focused on the application of psychology in the real world. Current research themes include:

  • Chronic illness (eg. obesity, diabetes, cancer, CHD)
  • Health behaviours (eg. eating, smoking, exercise)
  • Help seeking (eg. risk perception, symptom perception)
  • Illness cognitions (eg. risk, identity and expectancies).

Explore our research groups

Find a course

We have one of the largest cohorts of doctoral training in the UK with a lively and successful PhD programme and Practitioner Doctorates in Clinical Psychology, and Psychotherapeutic, and Counselling Psychology. We also offer Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology.

If you are interested in doing a PhD or PsychD with us, please look at the interests of our Department's research groups and get in contact with an academic.

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

Find a supervisor

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