Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology MPhil/PhD

London, Bloomsbury

Our PhD students have excellent networking opportunities across UCL, nationally and internationally. On graduating, they progress to postdoctoral positions at home and abroad, work in industry or clinical, health and educational professions.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
3 calendar years
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
Scholarship applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 03 Jan 2023

Applications closed

Self-funded applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 30 Jun 2023

Applications closed

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a high upper second-class first degree in a relevant subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicant should also have a demonstrated commitment to, and ability in, research. All applicants are expected to have met with and discussed their project proposals with a prospective supervisor before applying to the programme.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

We are a world-leading department of applied psychology. Our research focuses on issues of local and global importance and has real-world impact on the wellbeing of society. Our staff has extraordinarily diverse expertise across the full range of applied psychology disciplines, and a deep commitment to passing on this knowledge and expertise to new generations of psychological scientists.

Who this course is for

If you meet the entry requirements, it is important to check whether we can supervise research in your chosen area. We only take MPhil/PhD students to whom we can offer expert research supervision from one of our academic staff. Therefore, your research question needs to engage with the research interests of one of our staff.

You can learn more about our research themes and the projects within these themes in our Research section.

What this course will give you

The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology is a vibrant environment for both study and research. UCL is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences offers regular research seminars with internal and external experts in the field of psychology and neuroscience. The Doctoral School also plays an active role in offering courses in developing research skills and public engagement (e.g. media training).

The foundation of your career


The majority of PhD students go on to postdoctoral positions and academic careers at institutions in the UK, EU and USA.


The department has research collaborations with many institutions including the Anna Freud Centre and Yale Child Study Centre. We also invite speakers from external institutions and professionals working for health services to give lectures to our students.

Teaching and learning

Research areas and structure

  • Autism
  • Business Psychology
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Developmental Risk and Resilience
  • Eating Disorders
  • Behaviour change
  • Personality and Psychometrics
  • Psychology of Risk
  • Psychological treatments


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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £5,860 £2,930
Tuition fees (2023/24) £32,100 £16,050

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website:

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this programme.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

To be considered for competitive funding awarded by UCL, applications must arrive by 3 January. Applications must be complete with references, so please allow time for references to be submitted. Before applying, it is essential that applicants discuss their PhD project ideas with a member of staff and ensure that the member of staff is able to supervise the project. Applications are rated by academic staff members; suitable candidates present their research proposal at an interview. Offers are normally made within one month of the interview. If other sources of funding are being considered, it is still in your interest to apply by the early January deadline. 

Part-time PhD applications are considered in a single annual round: applications complete with references must be submitted by 30 June, for a September start date. Interviews for places not funded by UCL may take place at any time until late summer.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

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