Research course

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • (for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD): a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject
  • (for a PhD direct): a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject plus research training directly related to the PhD project

Months of entry

January, June, September

Course content

Excellent research opportunities await at the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, enabling you to work at the forefront of developments with leading experts.

  • Study full or part-time over one to seven years
  • Choose from a wide range of subject areas (see Details tab for more information)
  • Complete your research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a Faculty known for its internationally-acclaimed research
  • Explore scholarship opportunities
  • Benefit from expert supervision and researcher training
  • Enjoy excellent facilities and great employment connections

The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil.

You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full-time over two to three years or part-time over three to six years.

On joining LJMU you will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your studies. Progression monitoring is undertaken formally and informally by this team on an ongoing basis.

Each year, each Faculty provides the University Research Degrees Committee with a summative report on the progress of all its eligible postgraduate research students.

Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU’s Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk