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Fees and funding

The fees for each course can be found on the relevant programme page.

The department attracts significant funding, and details of studentships and other funding opportunities for 2017/18 are outlined here.

Undergraduate funding

Postgraduate funding

MPhil/PhD funding

  • Leverhulme Trust funded PhD Studentship: The optimisation of perception during action.
    Application deadline: 29 January 2017 (23:59 GMT)
    This is a three-year full-time PhD studentship funded by the Leverhulme Trust and will start on 1st October 2017. The studentship covers PhD course fees, a stipend of approx. £16,000 per year, and payment of research costs, training and conference attendance. Non-UK EU applicants are eligible for a full award (these conditions are expected to be guaranteed throughout the term of the award independent of the UK’s status with respect to the EU).
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership - Applications are now closed
    Psychology pathway led by Professor Michael Thomas.  Thirteen training routes are available, see central research funding page for full details [project reference only]
    The Psychology pathway offers great breadth, with interlocking areas of strength in development, education, social change, language, cognition, neuroscience, and computation.
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) studentships are awarded via the London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium PhD consortium - LIDo. Application deadline: 20 January 2017 at 5pm.
  • Other studentships may become available and will be advertised on the Birkbeck job opportunities page or on
  • For further information, please contact Professor Michael Thomas or Ida Akhtar.