Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Psychology


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at The Australian National University (ANU) offers a robust and comprehensive research experience in both psychology and medicine. This program is designed for students aiming to undertake significant original research that contributes to their field of study, culminating in a thesis.

Areas of Research

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Applied Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
  • Perception
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Decision Science
  • Behavioural Neuroscience

Supervision and Support

  • Supervisory Panels: Students collaborate closely with a principal supervisor and an advisory panel of experts.
  • Resources & Office Space: Research students are provided with shared office space, desktop computers, and comprehensive technical and administrative support.
  • Statistical & Methodological Support: ANU provides excellent training in advanced research methods and statistics.
  • Active Research Environment: Students engage in a vibrant research community with numerous opportunities for publication and collaboration with leading scholars.

Facilities and Opportunities

  • Research Laboratories: State-of-the-art facilities equipped for diverse types of research.
  • Teaching Opportunities: Opportunities for casual employment as tutors and participation in the Graduate Teaching Program.
  • Local Facilities: Access to extensive library facilities and the National Library of Australia.
  • Global Connections: Opportunities for international collaboration and participation in global conferences and summer schools.

Key facts


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Fees & scholarships


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