Research course


Lancaster University · Psychology

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We often recommend that applicants have a Master’s degree as foundational experience for a PhD programme, although this is considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

A PhD consists of an extensive and coherent research programme, typically involving three to four years of full-time study. We welcome proposals for PhD research that offer programmatic ideas connected with staff research projects and interests. We think of PhDs as student-led yet collaborative research projects.

We provide extensive support and training to ensure that PhD students are well equipped to make their work productive, effective and influential, ultimately leading to a successful and timely submission of a PhD thesis.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1524 593795