A PhD in Psychology, School study journeys

A Psychology & Counselling study journey to a PhD

We continue our series on the study journeys of students in the School. Katherine Langford had to contend with some major difficulties before completing her BSc very successfully, then moving on to her current PhD research. I completed my BSc degree with the Open University and am now studying a PhD with them. Getting an… Continue reading A Psychology & Counselling study journey to a PhD

A PhD in Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Using WhatsApp for qualitative research

Anna Colom, a PhD student in the School, has published a new journal article about her use of WhatsApp for focus group discussions with young activists. The article argues that this use of digital technologies affords ecological validity, inclusion and deliberation. As part of her PhD research in Western Kenya, Anna Colom used WhatsApp for… Continue reading Using WhatsApp for qualitative research

A PhD in Psychology, Student news

Refining the focus of a PhD

Katherine Langford, a PhD student in the School, discusses the process through which she refined the focus of her PhD and settled on the most appropriate research methods for her project. When I applied to study my PhD, it never occurred to me how tricky it would be to pin down what exactly I am… Continue reading Refining the focus of a PhD

A PhD in Psychology, Psychology

Are you considering applying to do a PhD in psychology? – with additional information

As they launch the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentship competition in Psychology, Dr. Simon Clarke and Prof Sarah Crafter, the pathway leads for the DTP, tell you a bit about how to apply for this year’s studentships (deadline 12/01/21). Are you considering applying for a PhD in psychology? Are you looking for funding? Would you like to study at… Continue reading Are you considering applying to do a PhD in psychology? – with additional information