What will I learn?

PhD: 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.

Which department am I in?

Keele University

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (US$ 20,195) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2022


Keele University


ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need an honours degree with first or 2.1 classifications, or the equivalent if they have been educated outside the UK. Any other academic and/or professional qualifications you may have are also considered, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirement. Students need an IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest. TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) with overall score of 79 (components - listening 19, reading 19, speaking 20, writing 19).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Keele University

Keele University has risen to 32nd place in the UK and made it into the top ten and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction

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