Students will conduct independent research into an area of psychology of their choice and produce an extended thesis with guidance from 2 academic supervisors. The School’s active research base ensures academic staff are involved in current debate 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, students will be supervised by academics with specialist knowledge of their subject area. Students will receive training in research methods and have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s seminar series. There are opportunities for exceptional students to undertake undergraduate teaching roles.
Research areas include: evolution and developmental psychology; forensic and clinical psychology; identity and psychologies; perception, action and cognition.
A PhD is awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.
A first of upper second class honours degree, or a Master's degree in a relevant subject.
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All UK or EU students who already hold a University of Lincoln undergraduate degree or higher qualification will receive a 30% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln Postgraduate research programme.
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