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MPhil / PhD / MSc (Res)

Postgraduate Research Degrees in Psychology

MPhil / PhD / MSc (Res)
1 - 3 years
October 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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I started this course so I can help support service personnel as they leave the forces and embark on the transition to civilian life.
Daniel Fort PhD Psychology Student at graduation
Daniel Fort
Postgraduate Research Degree in Psychology
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How to apply for postgraduate research

Interested in studying postgraduate research? The application process can vary but we have some helpful tips.

Find out how to apply
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Academic expertise

Dr Kat Cartmell
Course Leader for Psychology Courses at UCLan Burnley
Dr Debbie Pope
Lecturer in Psychology
Rebecca Ozanne
Lecturer in Psychology

Fees and funding

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.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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


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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