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Full time & Part time October Research Only Full-time: 3 years; Part-time: 6 years

About the course

The MPhil/PhD in Psychology provides an excellent forum for you to develop and enhance your specialist skills, as well as more general, transferable research skills. It is designed to allow you to gain insight into different research methods and to acquire valuable experience both in carrying out large-scale research projects and in teaching.

Our current research interests include: brain and cognitive development (development of perceptual, cognitive and linguistic abilities); cognitive modelling (Bayesian approaches to human reasoning; connectionist modelling of language, memory, executive functions, cognitive development, developmental disorders and neuropsychological syndromes; cognitive architectures); perception, attention and emotion/anxiety (investigations of relevant processes

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Entry Requirements

First- or upper second-class honours degree in psychology or relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

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Latifa Hassanali

4104.jpg Latifa really enjoyed her time at Birkbeck:
'The course has broadened my knowledge and is another tick in the box of achieving something that I've wanted to do for a while.

'There was a real range of people on the course – people of different ages with different experiences. The quality of the teaching really kept my interest. The tutors really believed in us and gave us that extra push to achieve our full potential.

'I really enjoyed being at Birkbeck – there are great facilities, from the coffee bar to the computer labs.'

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