Psychological Research Methods focuses on developing the tools and skills used at the cutting edge of research in the psychological sciences. This course provides ESRC-accredited research training for graduates whose first degree contains a significant component of psychology.
The course consists of taught modules followed by an independent project supervised by a member of staff and resulting in an MSc dissertation.
It is especially suited to applicants who are considering doing a PhD, or wish to develop their research skills in preparation for further professional training (e.g. Clinical, Forensic, Educational,
Health, Occupational Psychology), or who require additional training in psychological research methods to apply to their work environment.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Analysing and Interpreting Psychological Data I
Analysing and Interpreting Psychological Data II
Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research
Unconscious influences in decision making
Psychological Aspects of Advertising
Overcoming biases in human decision making
Research Methods in the Study of Infant Development
Analysing Talk and Text
Mental Health: Theory, Research and Practice
Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more
Upper second class honours degree in Psychology, or its equivalent, including research design and statistical methods.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Part Time (per year):£3,695
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Testimonial Registration Module
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.