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PhD with Integrated Studies

MSc Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience programme code: PSYT18 – find out more
MSc Psychological Research Methods programme code: PSYT19 – find out more

These four year programmes combines a one year masters course with a three year PhD research project. You can either do our MSc Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience or MSc Psychological Research Methods course in your first year, followed by a project from the PhD opportunities we are advertising at the time, or one of your own. It's a chance to develop your knowledge and skills before starting your PhD training.

Find out more about the MSc courses you can do in your first year on the following webpages:

Find out more about PhD opportunities in psychology on the following webpage:


If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact Postgraduate Research Admissions:


Telephone: +44 (0)114 2226583

Post: Postgraduate Admissions, 1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield S1 2LT, United Kingdom


The application process for this programme is different to applying for either a MSc or PhD on its own.

To apply for this course, complete the University of Sheffield's postgraduate online application form. When you open up the form, choose 'Add a new research course' in section two. Under 'Course selection' choose 'PhD with Integrated Masters' and either 'Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience' or 'Psychological Research Methods'.

Postgraduate online application form

In your application, you will need to include a research area or project title and the name of an appropriate supervisor for your PhD project. You can find information about our research ares and the staff who work in those areas on our research webpages. Information about PhD projects can be found on our PhD opportunities webpages:

Research | PhD opportunities

You will also need to include a brief outline (no more than one side of A4) of the ideas you would bring to the research and the reasons for your interest in this area, and up-to-date CV, transcripts, two recent academic references and an English Language certificate (if required – see 'Entry requirements').

You can find more information about the application process on the University's postgraduate webpages.

How to apply: applying essentials

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the MSc years of these programmes are given of the webpages for each MSc course:

We can also accept qualifications from other countries. You can find out which qualifications we accept from your country on the University's webpages for international students.

Prospective international students: Your country

To progress on to your PhD project, you will need to successfully complete your MSc course.

English Language Requirements

If you have not already studied in a country where English is the majority language, it is likely that you will need to have an English language qualification. We usually ask for:

  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): Overall grade of of 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.0 in reading, speaking and listening

You can find out whether you need to have an english language qualification, and which other English language qualifications we accept, on the University's webpages for international students.

English language requirements

The English Language Teaching Centre offers English language courses for students who are preparing to study at the University of Sheffield.

English Language Teaching Centre

Fees and funding

You can find information about MSc tuition fees and funding opportunities, check your fee status and use the University of Sheffield's student funding calculator tool on the University of Sheffield's webpages for postgraduate taught students. These may include scholarships for home and international students, and a 10% discount for University of Sheffield graduates.

Postgraduate taught course fees and funding

You can find information about PhD tuition fees and funding opportunities on the University's webpages for postgraduate research students. You can also check your fee status and use the student funding calculator tool on these webpages.

Financial information for PhD study

Further information about funding your PhD can be found on our PhD opportunities webpages.

Funding your PhD