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International PhD in Applied Psychology

  • School: School of Social Sciences
  • Starting: 2023 / 2024 / 2025
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Self-funded


The International PhD in Applied Psychology is a partnership involving Nottingham Trent University, Ramon Llull (Barcelona) and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Porto) that provides a unique international PhD experience where supervision and training is across three different University institutions. You can study in one of four areas: Human relationships across the lifespan; Mental health and psychopathology; Social (in)justice, conflict and psychological wellbeing; and Adaptive and maladaptive behaviours related to digital technologies.

Entry qualifications

Entrants must have a 2.1 (or UK equivalent) undergraduate degree and a MSc at merit/commendation or above (or UK equivalent). Ideally one of the BSc/MSc will be in psychology or related discipline. EU and International students must hold an IELTS English qualification at 6.5 or above in oral and written English.

How to apply

Please visit our how to apply page for a step-by-step guide and make an application.

Application deadline: annually, end of June each year

Interview details: Selection of candidates via interview takes place annually in early July.

Application enquiries: Please contact Prof. Gary Jones at

Fees and funding

This opportunity is for self-funded PhD students. Applicants are encouraged to apply for external funding and we will support this process if and when required. Find out about fees and funding for PhD projects.

Guidance and support

Find out about guidance and support for PhD students.

Still need help?

Prof. Gary Jones