This MSc Research Methods in Psychology long-standing course is designed to provide training in fundamental analytical and methodological skills which are essential for all psychologists.
You will study fundamental analytical and methodological skills which are essential for all psychologists, with access to optional modules on research approaches in a variety of specific fields.
The course prepares you for academic, clinical, educational or health psychology careers, or careers in which analytic techniques are of relevance. The flexibility and research focus of this course make it an excellent choice for those who wish to progress to a PhD.
Teaching and supervision by active researchers mean that you will have the opportunity to learn about, and be involved in, the latest research developments. Our MSc courses are research-intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other fundamental transferable skills.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5
Entry requirements: Due to the popularity of our programmes and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we would recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You are normally required to have obtained a good first or second upper class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should reflect psychology as a scientific discipline and have included the study of brain and behaviour.
What will you study?
Methods in cognition and neuroscience
Qualitative methods in psychology
Programming in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
Data collection and analysis
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,840 per year
New international students: £19,715 per year
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology programme has a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training. Our students have moved on to PhD positions, research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector, clinical training, as well as non-psychology positions in industry.