PhD Study

Most of the members of the Institute are available to supervise Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The period of PhD studentship funding is usually either 3 or 4 years, depending upon the source of the funding. By studying for a PhD, students are trained as independent researchers and will complete a significant body of publishable research. The Institute provides an ideal environment in which to undertake cross-disciplinary research in the behavioural and neural sciences, and students are encouraged to consider projects that are supervised by two academics from different research perspectives.

A PhD degree is assessed by a final research thesis, which is generally examined by an internal and an external examiner. Depending upon the School in which the student is registered, the student may also be required to undertake postgraduate training courses that are designed to equip students will the skills necessary to undertake independent postgraduate study.

The general entry requirement for a PhD programme is a good Honours Bachelor Degree (2:1 or 1st class) from a U.K. university, or an equivalent degree from an international university. For specific details about the policies of each School, see their own web-sites in the related links.

For further information regarding the PhD study programmes in each of the Schools, see the following pages.