Research course


University of Lincoln · School of Psychology
MPhilPhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 honours degree or a Master’s.

Months of entry

October, May, February

Course content

As an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD student, you will have the opportunity to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of your choice and produce an extended thesis with guidance from two academic supervisors.

The School’s active research base ensures academic staff are involved in current debates and that they are up-to-date with emerging developments in psychology.

Particular areas of research expertise in the School include cognitive and behavioural development, applied clinical and forensic psychology, the experience and negotiation of identity, cognitive neuroscience, visual perception and memory.

As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Psychology, you will be supervised by academics with specialist knowledge of your subject area. You can also receive training in research methods and have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s seminar series.

Department specialisms

Research areas include: Evolution and developmental psychology, Forensic and clinical psychology, Identity and psychologies, Perception, action and cognition.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,600
International students
Full time: EU £4,600 Non EU £15,600

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Duration of the degree will be determined by qualification taken (MPhil, PhD or MSc by Research) and the amount of time students are able to devote to study.

Course contact details

Dr Kun Guo
+44 (0)1522 886294