Taught course

Research Methods with Psychology

City, University of London · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

•You should have or expect to gain a first or upper second-class honours degree with psychology or a related discipline as a main field of study or a first degree from the CNAA. •Or a first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City University London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA. •Applications are also welcome from those with experience of working in a relevant area. •Equivalent qualifications from an overseas university will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Research Methods with Psychology provides training in psychological research methods, including research design, statistical methods, and relevant software, but also offers a range of supplementary options from several other psychology Masters programmes. The course comprises seminars, lectures, computing and statistics classes, and an individual research project/dissertation.
The programme draws on our other MSc programmes, especially the MSc in Behavioural Economics (particularly for generalized linear model /regression training, undertaken using R software), the MSc in Clinical, Social & Cognitive Neuroscience (particularly for programming/ computational modelling training, undertaken using Matlab software) and our DPsych Counselling Psychology programme (particularly for qualitative methods training, including phenomenological, narrative and discourse approaches). Optional modules introduce psychological content with a less methodological focus in order to provide a broader context for the methods that are being taught. They come from the programmes mentioned above and also our other MSc courses (in Organisational Psychology and Health Psychology).

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

Fees and funding

•Full-time EU: £9,000 (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
•Full-time Non EU: £14,000 (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
Graduate Loyalty Discount
The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7040 8033
+44 (0) 20 7040 8580