PhD in Psychology

Doctoral studies @ Mykolas Romeris University
28 Aug Application deadline
1 Jul Start date
4 years Study duration full-time
4915€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

Searching where to study after your master degree? Looking to contribute to the field of social sciences with your own research? Want to advance your knowledge of human psychology? Want to continue your psychology studies?  

If all of the questions above came back as a yes, consider submitting your thesis topic for your doctoral studies in Psychology. If you have a research sphere you always found interesting and would like to share with the rest of the social sciences community, the 4-year (240 ECTS credits) doctoral degree programme is exactly what you are looking for. To match your studies with a career, you may also take them part-time for 6-year study period. Persons who have independently prepared a doctoral dissertation (or monograph) and have scientific publications can obtain a doctoral degree externally (within 1 year). 

At MRU, we have developed a joint studies programme with one more university that will help you deepen your knowledge of human psychology. Here you will be required to conduct your studies in English, in order to take full advantage of the course. You will need to prove your English level is at C1 or higher in order to get accepted.  

At MRU and even in this joint study programme, you will find a truly affordable, comparatively low tuition fee. Additionally, you may also apply for potential scholarships available, based on your research field. PhD studies and research are coordinated by the Doctoral Committee of Psychology Science Field. The Social Innovations Doctoral School organizes the process of doctoral studies. Go through the acceptance requirements and see if this research path is what you are looking for. And if it is, don’t hesitate and apply!

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Programme structure

While studying, you will be assigned a scientific supervisor, who will help you navigate the challenges in researching your chosen topic. You will be able to cooperate with a supervisor, who is the best specialist in the topic of your thesis.  

During your studies, you will be required to pass study subjects of value no less than at 30 ECTS credits. You will also be required to publish 2 scientific articles in research publications, one of which must be international. You will also be required to participate in 2 international conferences to present your research results, undergo 1 scientific internship and a teaching practice. At the end of your research, you will be required to prepare your thesis according to the Requirements, present and defend it in front of The Board. After a secret vote, you will be awarded a PhD in the field of Social Sciences, namely – Psychology. After graduation, you will be able to work in the higher education field as a lecturer or a researcher, join local and international research projects, work in NGOs and other social organizations, pursue a career as a highly-qualified therapist.  


Admission Requirements

Admission rules and information about the PhD in Psychology can be found on the website.


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