MPhil / PhD / MSc (Res)

Postgraduate Research Degrees in Psychology

MPhil / PhD / MSc (Res)
3 years
April 2024
Blended Learning

Our postgraduate research degrees in Psychology will enable you to enhance your skills as a researcher and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in your chosen field.

Why study with us

  • By choosing to study this course at our impressive Burnley Campus in Pennine Lancashire, you’ll benefit from working in a friendly, close-knit environment where you’ll have access to all the support you need.

What you'll do

  • We hold an annual Psychology Postgraduate Research Conference, where you’ll be able to gain a wider understanding of the research going on across the School and share your own research with others.
  • We encourage researchers to enter our annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, where you’ll be challenged to explain your research to both academics and non-specialist audience members in three minutes or less.
  • Take advantage of our comprehensive training programme to develop your professional and research skills.
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Postgraduate Research Degree in Psychology
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Academic Expertise

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Dr Kat Cartmell
Course Leader for Psychology Courses at UCLan Burnley
School of Psychology and Humanities

Kat is a Chartered Psychologist who has developed a keen interest in the area of educational and child Psychology. She is a dedicated advocate for children’s rights and is eager to document and shine a light on children’s voices.

Debbie Pope
Dr Debbie Pope
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Debbie’s background is in physiological and epidemiological (cancer) research, becoming interested in psychology later in her career after observing the different learning approaches of her three children. Subsequently she completed a postgraduate conversion course in Psychologic…

Fees and funding

Full-time£4,800 per year
Part-time£2,400 per year
Full-time£15,500 per year
Full-time£5,000 per year
Part-time£2,500 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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