Research course


Solent University · School of Business, Law and Communications

Entry requirements

2:1 or 2:2 in Psychology or a related discipline in the social sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Research skills and psychological knowledge is a wonderful combination with which to answer some of society’s most pressing questions. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in research methods in psychology and experience of planning and managing unique projects, with real world answers.

Through a taught module covering research methods, one-to-supervision, and engagement with our Solent’s Researcher Development Programme, you’ll gain the necessary skills to conduct independent research in the future.

At Solent, staff are skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and assessments are based on real world tasks, such as preparing funding applications, presenting research, and writing journal articles. This creates a portfolio of work for you to take forward.

Whether you’re a practitioner who would like to expand your understanding of how research is conducted to create evidence, or would like to contribute to the evidence base, then this course can provide a fantastic foundation for you to carry out and implement research as part of your professional role.

If you’re interested in pursuing a research career in the public or voluntary sector, then this MRes will provide you with a solid foundation of research skills as well as experience of leading your own research project. This is also a great start to future PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking
  • or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details