Liverpool John Moores University

School of Natural Sciences and Psychology - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Fascinating postgraduate research opportunities await in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, which is known for its impactful research, leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil.

On joining LJMU you will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your studies. Progression monitoring is undertaken formally and informally by this team on an ongoing basis. Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU's Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.

Entry requirements

To study for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD you should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. For research programmes in Psychology, you must hold a qualification approved by the BPS for Graduate Basis for Registration. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: Have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have undertaken research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have alternative qualifications, your application will be considered on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 14,450 (Year 1) International 33 33 Months
MPhil (Res) Full-time 14,450 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 4,525 (Year 1) Home/EU 33 33 Months
MPhil (Res) Full-time 4,525 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MPhil (Res) Part-time 2,265 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MPhil (Res) Part-time 7,225 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time 2,265 (Credit) Home/EU 45 45 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time 7,225 (Year 1) International 45 45 Months

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