We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate masters degree. Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject. Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
Months of entry
January, September, April
This Master's by Research will be supervised by Department of Psychology staff within our Faculty of Science & Techology.
There is so much we have yet to discover about the human mind and how it works that there is always scope for exciting and forward-thinking research within the field of psychology. Our experts can guide you through your Master's by Research (MRes) as you explore complex problems and delve into an area of psychology that you're passionate about, collaborating with our knowledgable team to produce insightful and impactful research.
Leading BU's ground breaking-research in prosopagnosia is Dr Sarah Bate, who examines the nature of face-processing at both ends of the spectrum; those who suffer from a condition called prosopagnosia (more commonly known as face blindness) and are unable to recognise others from their faces alone, and ‘super-recognisers’ who have exceptional face-processing abilities.
Discover more specialist research themes on the Department's web pages.
The minimum completion time for the full-time course is 12 months with flexibility to take up to 18 months. If you would prefer to complete the course part-time, the minimum completion time is 24 months with flexibility to take up to 36 months to complete.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
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