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:
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. Other projects may also be available so please contact potential supervisors to enquire further.
Students may progress to PhD study, embark on an academic career or work within industry or the public/private sector or charities.
The opportunities available will depend on the topic of students’ research projects and on the set of skills students develop during the programme of study.
Applications for an MSc by Research are reviewed by the Postgraduate Committee of the School and then passed to the potential supervisors.
The applicant will attend an interview, in person or online, with at least two members of the School, usually the potential Director of Studies and second supervisor. The supervisors will make a recommendation to the Post-Graduate Committee, based on the interview, the applicant’s CV, the feasibility of the proposed project and its financial costs. The applicant will be informed on the outcome of their application by the College Postgraduate Board.
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.
Dr Bonaventura Majolo - School of Psychology Postgraduate Research Lead
Dr Majolo is the Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Psychology. His research interests include primate socio-ecology and he is the Director of the Barbary Macaque Project which looks at the socio-ecology of the Barbary macaque. Dr Majolo is also a member of the School of Psychology Research Committee.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
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MPhil and PhD students are able to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of their choice and produce an extended thesis.
The MSc in Psychological Research Methods aims to give students a solid basis to evaluate and initiate research in Psychology.
The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
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