Psychological Research Methods
MSc, 1-3 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to study psychological research methods at an advanced level.
This postgraduate degree will provide you with advanced training in psychological research methods, equipping you with the research and professional skills required for a research career.
The School of Psychology has particular research strengths in
- Behavioural Neuroscience
- Forensic Psychology
- Judgement, Decision Making and Social Processes
- Memory, Attention and Spatial Cognition
- Vision and Language
You will be encouraged to undertake a research project in one of these areas.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include a virtual reality laboratory for research into spatial cognition, three laboratories for visual perception and tracking of eye movement, a Judgement and Decision Making Laboratory and an EEG lab for measuring electrical response in the brain.
We have an international reputation for excellent research which feeds into your highly-rated teaching. You will work with academics at the cutting edge of their field and have the opportunity to be part of departmental research projects during your final year.
Our student Psychology Society organises lectures and visits, and has a lively social programme. We also have a programme of weekly talks presented by well-known psychologists from other Departments and Research Units.
- Advanced Research Methods in Psychology 1
- Advanced Statistical Methods for Psychology
- Managing and Presenting Psychological Research
- Advanced Research Methods in Psychology 2
- Evaluating Psychological Research
- Professional Skills
Plus your dissertation
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
Teaching and Assessment
All teaching is seminar based, or in one-to-one tutorial sessions, with continuous assessment in the form of essays and short projects, and in the development of portfolios of assessed activities. You will produce a written paper reviewing research in a topic area, and also write a dissertation on original empirical research, which will involve an oral exam (viva).
2:2 degree in Psychology (or equivalent)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.Countries list
Fees and Funding
Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.
|Psychological Research Methods||MSc||1 year full-time||September each year||Apply Now|
|Psychological Research Methods||MSc||3 years part-time||September each year||Apply Now|