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Forensic Psychology MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

Abertay University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Abertay University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

Abertay’s Division of Psychology has a strong and active role in delivering research degrees, including those in partnership with the NHS, local education authorities, Police Scotland, and the business and digital technology communities.

Abertay is a member of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, and our psychology researchers collaborate across disciplines with colleague from our other academic schools. Abertay has expertise in psychophysics and vision science; numeracy, language learning and processing; comparative and evolutionary psychology; forensic and investigative psychology; social psychology and self-other processing; laterality; cognitive neuroscience; and dance and movement perception.

Abertay’s psychology research environment is well resourced with nine dedicated staff, research labs and a suite of experimental cubicles. Laboratories are equipped with High-end PCs and appropriate software (E-prime, Superlab, N-Vivo, Paradigm, SPSS, Observer XT). Hardware of note includes an anechoic chamber, wall-mounted remote controlled CCTV cameras, SMI 3.0 Eye View eye-movement recorder, SMI Eye View X HED Eye-Tracker, GSR, EEG and tCDS, and the BioHarness Telemetry System. Our psychology researchers also have access to a virtual reality laboratory and other digital technologies through cross-school collaborations.

Our research programmes will prepare you for a career as a researcher and an academic, as well as a diverse range of professions outside of academia.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

PhD

The award of the Doctor of Philosophy demonstrates that the main focus of your work is your personal contribution to knowledge in your discipline or field, through original research or the original application of existing knowledge.

How long is a PhD?

If you are studying full-time, you are expected to complete the award in 36 months. The minimum period to receive this is award is 24 months and the maximum is 48 months.

If you are studying part-time, you are expected to complete the award in 48 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 72 months and the maximum is 96 months.

Application deadline

30 April 2021, 31 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Abertay University

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 118 39

    12th out of 34 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    141 66%

    39th

    75
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    63rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    14th

    38
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    142 72%

    6th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    2nd

    27

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