Applicants should have obtained a good undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or a related discipline and have gained at least a 2:1 in their research dissertation (i.e., experience of planning and conducting research and analysing data).
We request that your personal statement (approx. 400 words) describes your:
1. Research experience: Mention any projects completed for your undergraduate degree and any projects you have worked on as a volunteer or paid research assistant.
Be sure to mention:
- Details of research methods and methods of data collection used
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques used
- Participant groups
- Areas of research
2. Research interests: Describe your short-term research interests and future research/career plans. Explain how a place on this course will help you to achieve these plans.
Please include details of:
- Research methods and analysis techniques that you would like to use or develop as a Masters student
- Explain how your research interests fit with the areas of research expertise in the School of Psychology. Be sure to state the names of academics within the School that, given the opportunity, you would like to work with. If possible, indicate more than one research interest and indicate your preference for each of them. (Please note, however, that if you are offered a place on the course, we will contact you about identifying relevant, available supervisors before the course commences. When allocating a supervisor, we will take your preferences into account, but there are a number of other factors we consider, so your supervisor may not be one of the academics you have listed.)
Examples of research interests in the School can be found on the following webpages:
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: