Ph. D. Blended


University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
4440 GBP/year
4440 GBP/year
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The individually tailored Psychology programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) of further study and guided reading alongside research training within the School equips you with the skills to develop and complete your programme of research. 


This is supplemented by a centralised training programme from within the Graduate Research Office to ensure that you receive support and guidance that will greatly improve your chances of successful completion of the qualification.  This compliments your regular meetings with the Director of Studies and other members of the supervisory team alongside annual monitoring from our Research Degrees Tutors to ensure that progress is made throughout your period of study.

Opportunities of the Psychology programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

The School of Psychology (including Neuroscience) at UCLan has three broad research groups The Cognition and Neuroscience Research Group is led by Professors Linden Ball and Simon Liversedge; the renowned Forensic Research Group by Professors Jane Ireland and Professor Janice Abbott provides leadership to the Quality of Life Research Group.

The School maintains links to national and international collaborators, including NHS Trusts, the Prison Service, Police Forces, Local Education Authorities, Educators in Schools and Colleges and various charitable organisations the School provides a rich and vibrant environment in which to conduct research.

Programme Structure

  • As research degrees there are no formal teaching sessions as part of the programme.  The School, however, has a range of online courses available for Postgraduate Researchers to undertake.
  • Each programme is determined on an individual basis to meet the needs of both the research programme and personal development.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in Psychology (or a related discipline). Students with a Lower Second Class Honours degree are considered on their individual merit.
  • Whilst applicants will usually hold a first degree that is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) that bestows Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) those from other disciplines but with work experience relevant to psychology and those holding degrees from overseas institutions are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss their applications with the Research Degrees Tutors who will identify supervisors with whom an application can be prepared.  An application will consist of a 1,000 - 1,500 word proposal outlining the area of research, the potential findings and their application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4440 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £2,220

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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