Key Information

Full-time

Dependent on pathway.

Part-time

Part-time study is available, please enquire for details.

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

PSYPSYRP

MPhil/PhD Psychology - Research Opportunities

Research expertise in the School of Psychology include cognitive and behavioural development, applied clinical and forensic psychology, the experience and negotiation of identity, cognitive neuroscience, visual perception, and memory.

Key Information

Full-time

Dependent on pathway.

Part-time

Part-time study is available, please enquire for details.

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

PSYPSYRP

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Bonaventura Majolo - School of Psychology Postgraduate Research Lead

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.

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Welcome to 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 with guidance from two academic supervisors who have specialist knowledge of the subject area. Students can also receive training in research methods and have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s seminar series.

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: evolution and developmental psychology; forensic and clinical psychology; identity and psychologies; and perception, action, and cognition.

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

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/psychology/research/

Potential applicants are invited to contact the supervisors that they feel are best suited to their research area to discuss the process further.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How you are assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student’s thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding. Finally, they are expected to demonstrate that they can become an independent researcher at the end of the programme.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

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

Research Areas and Topics

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:

  • Evolution and developmental psychology
  • Forensic and clinical psychology
  • Identity and psychologies
  • Perception, action, and cognition.


Visit the School’s research webpages to find out more at: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/psychology/research/.

"I 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."

Sophie Mohamed, PhD student

Career Opportunities

Students may choose to 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.

Postgraduate Events

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.

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Facilities

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.

Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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