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Overview and Programme Goals

PhD in Psychology

Overview and Programme Goals

The PhD in Psychology is a research programme designed to equip students with doctoral-level knowledge in research methodology and substantive content knowledge in psychology, with a focus on areas in experimental, social, personality, and organizational psychology.

The goals of the programme are:

  • To equip students with state-of-the-art knowledge about the psychology research literature
  • To equip students with the basic and applied research skills for conducting empirical studies/projects as well as evaluating these studies/projects
  • To equip students with the skills to link theory, constructs, measurement, method, data analysis and inferences in substantive areas to make recommendations and decisions that are scientifically defensible
  • To train and mentor students to prepare them for psychology and psychology-related careers in academia and industry

Last updated on 10 Dec 2015 .