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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our psychologists work on world-leading research across five key areas and are part of the wider School of Social Sciences.

  • Cognitive
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Social
  • Developmental
  • Clinical

We aim to transform lives by consulting and collaborating with local councils, charities and corporations with particular focus on the themes of Social Inclusion & Health and Challenges in Human Communication & Learning.

Our current research topics include:

Cognition – e.g., decision making; emotional processing. Sample topics:

How do people make health-related decisions (e.g., food choice)?
How do emotions affect every-day cognitive processes?

Psycholinguistics (Psychology of Language) – e.g., second language acquisition; language development; language processing (comprehension & production). Sample topics:

How do adults learn their second language?
What are the underlining factors to make some people learn better than others?

Development Psychology – e.g., cognitive and social development. Sample topics:

How do babies and children learn about themselves (vs. others)?
How do they learn to communicate with others?

Social & Health Psychology – e.g., health and mental well-being in society; minorities in society. Sample topics:

How could people’s mental health be improved in community settings?

Culture, Mind, Well-being. Sample topics:

How does ‘culture’ affect people’s behaviours, including cognition and mental health?
How can each ‘culture’ learn from each other to improve its education at school?.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per year

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

University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 118 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    170 79%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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