Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Psychology



Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Psychology

KPT/JPS (N/311/7/0109) (MQA/PA10468) 08/23

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology programs are designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research in different areas of psychology, under the supervision of an experienced academic staff.

Aims of the Programme
This programme aims to provide postgraduate-level training for students, to equip students with the research skills and professional development necessary for teaching and research positions in various industries. Students who have completed 1-year of the MPhil program also have the opportunity to progress into the PhD pathway, subject to further assessment.

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The list below covers some broad areas for PhD / MPhil research projects, but is not limited to these areas.

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial/Organisational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Psychology

MPhil: Approximately 2 years (full-time) PhD: Approximately 3 years (full-time) Full-time enrollment is encouraged, but part-time options for both programs are available, subject to further discussion.

a) Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in
psychology (or a relevant area) with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 (or equivalent).
b) Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in fields related to psychology with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00, and the completion of a minimum of 45 credits of psychology modules, subject to the assessment of the university.

Students who do not meet these requirements can contact the Department of Psychology for further assessment.

Candidates with a master’s degree in psychology or a related area, accepted by the University Senate.