University of Huddersfield - Psychology PhD

University of Huddersfield

Psychology PhD

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

A full time PhD is a three year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods).

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

Entry Requirements

The normal level of attainment required for consideration for entry is:

  • A Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the propose there

     are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas

     programmes to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.
  • IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas

Research Topics

Arts and Health
Assessing a typical behaviour using cognitive models
Assisted conception and BAME communities
Cancer screening behaviour
Causes and consequences of individual differences in executive function and attention
Cognitive and neural correlates of psychological disorders
Counter-Extremism Policy
Crime analysis and crime in micro-places
Death, dying and bereavement: includes experiences of end-of-life care and responses to death/mortality
Decision making and substance abuse
Designing future cities to resist terrorist threat
Developing Concepts of Gender
Deviant sexual expression
Existential therapy: theory and practice
Experimental and formal investigations of memory, spatial cognition and mental imagery
Exploration of the effectiveness of publicity appeals of missing children
Eyewitness Memory and Investigative Interviewing in relation to suggestibility.
Face recognition
Female aggression
Female homicide perpetrators and deviant sexual expression
Green criminology, environmental and nonhuman animal harm
Making sense of mental health difficulties
Mental Health Literacy in UK Policing
Mindwandering, cognitive control, secondary analysis of neuroimaging datasets
Nature and wellbeing: how people respond to different types of outdoor spaces
Nature, the outdoors and well-being
Patient, carer and/or professional experiences of end-of-life care (inc bereavement care)
Perceptions of Spiritually Competent Practice and Availability and Vulnerability in Healthcare
Psychological resilience in a post Covid environment: it’s measurement and development
Psychology of fairy/folk tales
Psychology of fairy/folk tales
Public Perceptions’ of Paedophile Hunter Activities
Reducing and/or predicting stigma against mental health difficulties
Self-esteem and relationship behaviour
Sexuality and Gender identity
South Asian masculinity
Spatial Behaviour of Missing Persons
Spatial cognition, diagrammatic reasoning and mental imagery
Spatial cognition, diagrammatic reasoning and mental imagery.
The importance of non-pharmacological interventions in dementia care
Transition to parenthood and well-being
Utilising EEG and cognitive models better understand the decisions we make
Working elder carers

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