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.
Research areas include:
Please visit the Research pages of the School to find areas you are interested in, and to identify potential academic supervisors:
You are invited to contact the supervisors that you feel are best suited to your research area to discuss the process further.>
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
|Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only)||£682||£682|
|Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only)||£2,219||£2,219|
* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 25% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.
Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.
Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.
Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.
All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.
A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.
For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].
Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
Dr Kun Guo
Research at postgraduate level provides the opportunity to advance your knowledge and can provide an excellent foundation for a career in academia or research, as well as in senior roles within psychology.
Sophie Mohamed, PhD student
Since the start of my PhD, I have received tremendous support and advice from my supervisors, staff and fellow PhD students across several departments within the university. I have really enjoyed the collaborative environment and training opportunities available as a postgraduate student, as well as conducting research independently and as part of a research team.
The Sarah Swift Building is home to the Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology. The building houses specialist teaching and research spaces for both Schools, as well as general teaching and learning facilities for the wider University
The University has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Further plans to invest in additional facilities, along with the refurbishment of existing buildings across our campus, are underway. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, everything you need is either on campus or a short walk away.
Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.