Key Facts

Subject area: Psychology
Programme: PhD / MPhil
Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Starting Date: Any time of the year
Entry Requirements: See here
International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions.
Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here.

The Psychological Research Centre is a thriving academic community made up of active researchers in a wide variety of areas. Research in the centre is internationally recognised and has a significant impact through benefits to society. There are three research groups: Cognitive and Biological, Social Psychological, and Health and Well-being. Cutting across these research groups are the Children and Young People’s Research Network and the Qualitative Psychology Forum.  All staff and postgraduate students belong to one or more of these groupings, and research that crosses thematic boundaries is also encouraged. 

The centre welcomes postgraduate research students from around the world as members of this community and provides support and facilities to enable them to achieve their full potential in a stimulating and lively environment.

The centre provides an excellent range of research facilities and support including well equipped office space, technical and administrative support, regular research seminars, an annual postgraduate conference, journal clubs, and social events. There is a comprehensive induction process to help PhD students settle into life within the centre. There are opportunities for students to gain paid experience in teaching in psychology to support the undergraduate programme, one of the largest at Keele.

  • Cognitive processes and alcohol hangover
  • Swearing and pain.
  • Face perception.
  • Emotion processing and Autism.
  • Cognitive control processes, Task Switching.
  • False Memory.
  • Policing, Social Identity, and Crowd Behaviour.
  • Intergroup Relations.
  • Forgiveness as possible conflict resolution.
  • Domestic abuse and young people.
  • School Bullying.
  • Cyberpsychology.
  • Children’s literacy.
  • Interviewing of children in court.
  • Child safeguarding.
  • Women’s Health.
  • Health Psychology.
  • Music Psychology.

Contact Details

Administrator Lisa Cartlidge
Tel : (44) 1782 734331
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