Research course


Goldsmiths, University of London · Psychology

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree, usually of at least upper second class standard in Psychology or a closely related subject, and preferably a Master's degree in Research Methods, or equivalent research training/experience.

Months of entry


Course content

We are committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodologies and methods. Supervision can be offered in any of the areas of departmental activity, as reflected in the research interests of our staff.

During your first year you may take a range of taught modules including research design and analysis, methodology, theoretical issues, and statistics; requirements will vary depending on any postgraduate research training you have already undertaken. You will attend and contribute to research seminars, and through departmental and Goldsmiths-wide courses you are also encouraged to develop practical skills such as public speaking, poster preparation, scientific writing, and how to deal with the media. You meet regularly with your supervisor at every stage, and develop a structured approach to designing, executing, analysing and writing up your research.

Fees and funding

ESRC. The Department also offers a number of postgraduate bursaries each year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300