Research course

Psychology - Research Opportunities

University of Lincoln · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A first of upper second class honours degree, or a Master's degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

MPhil and PhD students are able to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of their choice and produce an extended thesis with guidance from two/three academic supervisors who have specialist knowledge of the subject area. Students can also receive training in the research methods relevant for their project and are expected to contribute to the School's research environment.

The PhD is the most advanced research degree in psychology. It is particularly suitable for students who want to pursue an academic career but it also gives a broad range of career opportunities. Students are usually enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree in their first year and then transfer to a PhD degree at the start of their second year.

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. Research in the School is organised in three research groups (Forensic and Clinical Psychology; Perception, Action, and Cognition; Development and Social Behaviour) and two research centres (Autism Research Innovation Centre and Lincoln Cleep Centre).

Please visit the research pages of the School find out more, and to identify potential academic supervisors:

Potential applicants are invited to contact the supervisors that they feel are best suited to their research area to discuss the process 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/PhD
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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