Research course

Psychology

Institution
University of Lincoln · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMSc by research

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Entry requirements

  • MSc by Research: First or upper second class honours degree.
  • MPhil/PhD: Minimum of an upper second class honours degree or a Master's degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

February, October

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

The School of Psychology has a strong and growing reputation for fundamental and applied research with international impact. Postgraduate research students are placed at the heart of our research activity. Our research is supported by a wide range of funding bodies, published in top-ranking journals, and presented at international conferences. The School fosters a vibrant and outward facing culture and encourages members of the public and non-academic organisations to become partners and collaborators in our research. Particular areas of research expertise in the School include: Development and social behaviour Forensic and clinical psychology Perception, action, and cognition Autism Sleep. Please visit the Research pages of the School to find areas you are interested in and to identify potential academic supervisors: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/psychology/research/researchopportunities/ You are invited to contact the supervisors that you feel are best suited to your research area to discuss the process further. Other projects may also be available so please contact potential supervisors to enquire further.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk