Key features of the course are:
One to one contact with research active staff
An opportunity to specialise: Find the pathway that suits you
Find out what’s really hot or not in contemporary Psychology
Learn transferable skills that enhance employability
Why study this course
We are one of the largest and most active psychology departments in Britain with an excellent reputation for teaching and research.
We were ranked 3rd in the Grade Point Average, placing us in the top three Psychology departments for research in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), as well as gaining 23 out of 24 in the QAA Quality Assessment Review of teaching.
Our wide ranging research makes an impact by giving a greater understanding of the relationship between brain, mind and behaviour.
The course is comprised of taught modules, research placements in labs, and a research project to produce a dissertation. Modules for the MSc Psychological Research are grouped into three areas: Research, Content, and Skills.
Getting into research
Proposing Research (20 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)
Research Placement (30 credits)
Getting into Psychology
Current Research 1 and 2 (10 credits each)
Foundations (10 credits)
Honing your skills
Transferable Skills (10 credits)
Computer Use (10 credits)
Design and Analysis 1 (10 credits)
Design and Analysis 2 (10 credits)
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Fees and funding
This course is aimed at students who will have obtained at least a good undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or related discipline and wish to extend their understanding of Psychology, to become better prepared for a quality employment situation, or to aim for a further degree.
Learn more about entry requirements
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:
How to apply
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