Educational opportunities at University of the West England, University of Derby, University of Edinburgh, University of Greenwich, University of Hertfordshire, Lancaster University, University of London, University of Northampton, and more...
on Thursday, February 10, 2011
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Bristol: At the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, there is the opportunity to study anomalous experiences and parapsychology as part of the third year modules on The Psychology of Consciousness and The Psychology of Religion. In addition there is provision to specialize in parapsychology or anomalous experiences as a topic of research in the final year dissertation module, with: Dr Guy Saunders (consciousness and altered states), Dr Jenny Parker (sleep‐related anomalies), Dr Chris Alford (the physiology of altered states) or Dr Nicola Holt (parapsychology, belief in the paranormal and anomalous experiences). For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coventry: Contact Dr Ian Hume at Coventry University for information: email@example.com
Derby: Dr Ian Baker at the University of Derby teaches a second‐year module on a residential and a third year online module on its B.Sc Psychology degree program, and offers the opportunity to conduct a Ph.D in Psychology, supervised by one of the members of the Psychology of Paranormal Phenomena Research Group.
Edinburgh: The Koestler Parapsychology Unit, which is part of the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh grants a PhD in psychology specializing in parapsychology. The program consists of research and dissertation, there is no taught coursework. Parapsychologist Caroline Watt is currently a senior lecturer. An MSc course on the history and theory of psychology, including modules on mind, body, and consciousness, and history of unorthodox psychology is taught by Dr Peter Lamont. For more information visit the Koestler Parapsychology Unit website.
Edinburgh: Dr. Stuart Wilson teaches a one 12‐hour optional module to 3rd year Psychology students at Queen Margaret University and can supervise Ph. D. students. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwich: Dr. David Luke (email@example.com) teaches a 13-week 15 credit 3rd-year option at the University of Greenwich on the BSc Psychology programme on Parapsychology, Transpersonal Psychology and Anomalistic Psychology and can supervise BSc, MSc and PhD research projects in parapsychology and transpersonal psychology with particular emphasis on altered states of consciousness. For more information:
Hertfordshire: Psychologist Prof. Richard Wiseman supervises psychology Ph.D. students in issues in parapsychology at the University of Hertfordshire. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancashire: Dr Paul Rogers at the University of Central Lancashire runs two courses on the paranormal, the first is a year 1 elective open to all students whereas the second is a year 4 specialist (extended essay) on belief in the paranormal. He had also be happy to supervise a PhD student in paranormal belief. For more information: email@example.com
Lancaster, UK: Within the School of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University opportunities exist for self‐funded candidates to complete Ph.D. study of a variety of anomalous experiences using a range of qualitative methods. Examples include anomalous experiences related to the end‐of‐life, the adaptive value of hearing voices, out‐of‐body and near‐death experiences. For more information contact Dr. Craig Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool: Both the Hope and the John Moores campuses at the University of Liverpool may have educational opportunities in the field. Contact email@example.com and m.i.daniels@firstname.lastname@example.org respectively for further information.
London: At Goldsmith at the University of London, Professor Chris French teaches a final year option on Anomalistic Psychology as part of a BSc (Hons) Psychology program and supervises MPhil/PhD students carrying out postgraduate research in this area. For more information: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru
Northampton: At the University of Northampton, the Psychology Division offers fully accredited undergraduate degrees in psychology with a parapsychological emphasis, including an Honours module. Northampton also offers opportunities for accredited postgraduate study (PhDs, MPhils & an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology & Consciousness Studies). There are several full‐time psychology staff members who specialize in research in parapsychology (Dr Richard Broughton, Dr Chris Roe, Dr Simon Sherwood, Dr Liz Roxburgh) and related areas within transpersonal psychology (Dr Malcolm Walley & Dr Anthony Edwards). The Psychology Division also houses the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), which encompasses research in parapsychology and transpersonal psychology topics. For more information: http://www2.northampton.ac.uk/socialsciences/sshome/csapp
York: Prof. Robin Wooffitt at the University of York offers MPhil/PhD supervision on research on topics that suggest anomalous psychological processes and exceptional states of consciousness. He has expertise in the relationship between discourse, communication and anomalous phenomena, including the laboratory study of parapsychological processes. For more information: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/soci/research/aeru.htm