Welcome to MSc Psychological Research Methods
The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to confer the graduate basis for chartered membership.
The Sarah Swift Building is the home of 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 School of Psychology's research facilities include a sleep lab, Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab, a motor lab, an imagination and decision lab, an eye tracking lab, an EEG lab, and a TMS lab, as well as many other general purpose lab facilities.
Research Areas and Topics
Research in the School of Psychology is organised into three main research groups and covers a wide range of topics including face perception, body image, sleep, emotion, autism, neurostimulation, electrophysiology, and visual-vestibular interactions.
This programme has links to the School's Perception, Action, and Cognition research group: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/psychology/research/pac/
"I really enjoyed my time studying the Psychological Research Methods Master's at the University of Lincoln. I met lots of great people and gained so many skills that helped me achieve my dream of studying for my PhD. For me, learning about different research methodologies and programming skills and then being given the opportunities to use them in my own research projects was so important to developing the skill set that I needed to pursue a PhD and a career in research."Peter Goodwin, graduate
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
How you are assessed
This programme is particularly suited to you if you are considering completing a PhD in psychology or working in psychological research.
The course will also provide you with the chance to learn fundamental analytical, organisational, and presentational skills which could be applied across a range of careers.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
MSc Psychology by Research
MSc by Research students are able to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of their own choice
MPhil/PhD Psychology - Research Opportunities
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 Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children.