(MPhil also available)
|Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
||January and April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3 years
Part time: 6 years
January and April
The Forensic Cognition Research Group is a vibrant team of psychological researchers interested in all aspects of forensic and cognitive psychology addressing applied issues in collaboration with practitioners from a range of backgrounds. The group’s main aim is to better understand the perceptions, processes and systems of the criminal justice system, taking an approach that is both critical and solution-oriented to tackle real world issues. Current research broadly falls into three (overlapping) categories: Courtroom Processes, Policing and Inquiry, Community and Citizens. The Forensic Cognition Research Group boasts an extensive catalogue of public engagement activity.
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English.
Applicants for the PhD are normally expected to possess the equivalent or better of an Upper Second Class Honours degree with Psychology; and, in addition, to hold an MSc in Psychology or related discipline. Please note that these are minimum application criteria and are not sufficient. Applicants who do not meet these criteria may, in exceptional circumstances, be considered, but they will need to give evidence through written work that they are sufficiently prepared for research-level study. If you are applying for an ESRC Grand Union doctoral funding, a Masters degree is not necessary as this can be part of the training.
Current/recent research projects
We have had a number of recently and currently funded research projects, including:
Fees and funding
|Full time: £4,712 per year
||Full time: £11,958 per year
|Part time: £2,356 per year
||Part time: £5,979 per year
Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.
For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.
To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.