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Guidance for prospective MPhil/PhD students

Birkbeck has offered courses in psychology since 1939 and our School is a vibrant centre of world-class psychological research and training. Our world-leading academics specialise in child development, education, neuroscience and cognition.

Our research is structured around four themes that represent our core areas of research excellence, each with a focal research centre and associated labs. The four research clusters are: 

  • brain and cognitive development
  • cognitive modelling
  • perception, attention and emotion
  • child, family and health psychology.

Our MPhil/PhD degrees

find support and start your research journey

Find out more about studying at research level and how to apply.