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PhD in Psychology University of Reading



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Why study a PhD with us? World-leading research

98% of our research is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (latest Research Excellence Framework 2014). Research activity in the School is broad and extensive, with regular seminar programmes taking place in all research areas. Our School has expertise in cognitive neuroscience, psychopathology, personalised nutrition and language sciences.

Collaborations and funding

We have active collaborations with other departments and research centres within the University as well as with external institutions. We receive funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, and the wider University, and have a strong track record of securing funding from other public and private sector sources. We also offer a cotutelle PhD, where you study jointly at two different institutions, with our partner institution Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Your life in the School

If you undertake your PhD with us, you’ll join an active community of PhD students in our School who are making a real impact with their research. You’ll also become part of a large, diverse community of doctoral students across the University. Our School collaborates with other University departments and research centres as well as with external institutions.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD in Psychology.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

£17,320.00 (17,79,945) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Reading

Whiteknights House,

PO Box 217,



RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirement for international students

To be accepted on our PhD programme, you will need a Bachelor's degree of at least 2:1 level (or equivalent), or a master's degree, in a subject related to your proposed PhD research topic. If you are from outside of the UK, you will also need to demonstrate you have a certain level of proficiency with written and spoken English. In some areas of the University (particularly in the arts, humanities, social sciences and business) applicants are normally only accepted if they have a master's level qualification. The majority of PhD programmes require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 however, some areas require a score of 7.0 these are: Henley Business School (with the exception of Business Informatics and Systems Accounting which accepts 6.5), School of Arts and Communication Design, School of Humanities, School of Languages Literature and European Studies and Institute of Education.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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