School of Psychology

This online chat event is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer-holders about the programmes available in the School of Psychology.

We also offer several clinical and forensic postgraduate programmes within the School.

The School of Psychology is one of the strongest and most active psychology departments in the country. We are among the top five psychology departments for research and have a reputation for excellent teaching.

Pia Rotshtein (Deputy Director for Postgraduate Taught programmes) will be online for a live Q&A between 10:00-11:00 to answer your questions about the programmes in the School of Psychology.

A number of our postgraduate mentors are part of the School of Psychology. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the School via our mentor website.

More information about our postgraduate courses in the School of Psychology

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  • Pia Rotshtein

    Pia is Deputy Director for Postgraduate Taught programmes. (Live Q&A 10:00-11:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the School of Psychology live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke Campus Tours and Conversations throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Pia Rotshtein asked:

Hi there, I’m interested in the Psychology MSc. What would make my personal statement really stand out from the crowd?

Pia Rotshtein replied:


What we are looking for is specified in the following pages:

A personal statement will stand out, if you are able to provide clear and concise answers to the questions  we ask. in brief:

  1. what is your research experience?
  2. What research tools can you use?
  3. Which group member of staff do you want to work with in Birmingham.



Pia Rotshtein asked:

Hi, how much experience do you need for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate? Thanks

Pia Rotshtein replied:


Officially you will need at least 1 year working experience. Practically, those who are accepted often have more than one year working experience with variety of populations and including within NHS setting..

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the postgraduate opportunities in the School of Psychology. Pia Rotshtein (Deputy Director for Postgraduate Taught programmes) is now online until 11:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.