Research Degrees - MPhil, MRes and PhD

Research training in psychology offers a springboard to a number of professions and occupations. Psychology is a particularly broad discipline, and the University of Chester offers research training in areas as diverse as animal behaviour, clinical and health psychology, forensic psychology and offending behaviour, cognitive neuropsychology, sport and exercise psychology, and more.

We are currently supervising a number of students undertaking postgraduate research degrees. These degrees are different to taught postgraduate courses in that students rarely attend lectures or other taught sessions, instead working intensively on a large piece of research for the duration of the course. Students receive one-to-one tuition and are supervised by usually two or three members of staff working in a similar research area.

Details of some our current students can be found under research staff, and more information about research degree study can be found on the Research Degrees webpages. The MRes programme allows you to undertake a substantial research project of your own whilst also engaging with some taught modules to refresh and enhance your research skills. There’s a separate webpage for the MRes Programme, which can be found here. If you are interested in applying, in the first instance we would advise you to review our list of staff to identify one or more potential supervisors.

If you are unsure what particular area you’d like to study for your PhD, you may be interested in one of our currently advertised self-funded PhDs.  Though these do not attract a stipend to cover your fees or living expenses, successful applicants will be allocated a generous development fund to support data collection and conference attendance.  Applications for these projects are through our usual online application system.  You can find out more details about each project by clicking the links below:

Self-funded PhDs