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PhD Psychometrics

The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge is the UK's leading organisation for the study and application of the increasingly important field of psychometrics. It is dedicated to linking the best of academic work in the area to real solutions within fields such as business, health care, education, and social policy. It works in association with various departments in the University of Cambridge to offer research degrees both in pure psychometric research and in psychometric related topics with practical applications in the commercial, educational and health sectors.

The Centre's research agenda reflects major new developments. Key topics include:

  • the validation of psychometric assessment procedures in industrial and organisational settings.
  • the development and evaluation of web-based testing environments (the biggest international growth area of the discipline).
  • the use of artificial intelligence, neural networks and data mining in test interpretation
  • the creation of robust adaptive testing frameworks.
  • using neural networks and machine learning to inform the creation of truly predictive assessments.
  • the impact of new technologies on testing in organisational, clinical and educational settings.  

Entry requirements

Each department may have its own entry requirements, and applicants will need to identify a principal supervisor We can support this process by suggesting someone to contact. To start this process you should send us your CV and a paragraph or two with your research interests.

Funding

The Cambridge Trusts and the Gates Cambridge Trust provide scholarships to both home and overseas MPhil and PhD students studying at the University of Cambridge.  These scholarships are competitive. We can advise on applying for many Bursaries and Scholarships available within the University. International students can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

How to apply

First, take a look at the University of Cambridge Graduate PhD Prospectus. You might also want to see details on How to Apply and the likely costs you would incur. If you need more information then send an email to  attaching a resume or CV. We will be able to advise you on eligibility and answer any questions you may have.