Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This programme involves independent research with guidance from a supervisor. You will complete a thesis on a chosen topic.

Research students normally have two internal supervisors with specialist knowledge of their subject areas and have regular meetings with them for advice, monitoring and other support. Where appropriate, additional advisors may also be utilised. Research students also contribute to the Department’s internal seminar series and may also be able to contribute to teaching.

The active research base in the Department ensures that staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues. Each research student has an approved programme of research, supported by a programme of research training.

Research areas include:

  • Evolution and developmental psychology
  • Forensic and clinical psychology
  • Identity and psychologies
  • Perception, action and cognition.

Department specialisms

The department is committed to achieving excellence in scientific research with a focus on problems of contemporary relevance. To this end, the department is organised into three research groups: Applied Social and Developmental Psychology Group Cognitive Processes Group Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Group

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
01522 886644
01522 886880