Teaching: Postgraduate



Students accepted onto some MSc and PhD degree programmes offered by the University of Edinburgh's department of Psychology can study parapsychology through Taught or Research-based routes. Information on how to apply can be found here.

Taught Degrees

Postgraduate students enrolled on the MSc in Psychological Research Methods can take courses in Mind, Body and Consciousness, and History of Unorthodox Psychology (advanced versions of those offered to Undergraduate students). For further information on these and other Masters degrees in psychology, visit here.

Research Degrees

KPU staff can supervise students who wish to conduct their psychology PhD on a parapsychological topic. Such topics might relate to the psi hypothesis, the pseudo-psi hypothesis, paranormal beliefs or the wider social and historical context in which paranormal phenomena have been reported. Proposed topics should be linked to staff research interests, which can be found here. For further information about psychology PhD degrees, visit here.


There are a few sources of funding for research on parapsychological topics, some of which may help to support a PhD program, including: The Bial Foundation; The Perrott-Warrick Fund; The Parapsychology Foundation; The Parapsychological Association; The UK Society for Psychical Research. Information about more general funding opportunities can be found here.

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