A minimum of a lower second-class degree (2.2) in Psychology, or a related discipline, is required. Applicants without a suitable degree qualification should be able to evidence substantial research activity in their current roles. Where English is not the student's first language, students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme. For applicants to the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, evidence of a commitment to a subsequent career in a research setting is desirable.
Months of entry
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This masters degree in Research Methods in Psychology aims to provide an opportunity to research and learn about a wide range of topics in psychology; from basic learning and cognition, to neuropsychology, and to applied topics in clinical and educational psychology
This MSc provides students with high-level training in advanced research methods and skills, and offers exciting opportunities to conduct basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas.
Students learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes.
By the end of this training, students will have acquired a wide range of practical research skills to apply in any context where human behaviour is important. They will have gained practical knowledge of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives, and knowledge of the general historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying psychological and behavioural science.
Modules typically include:
• Generic Research Skills
• Computing Skills
• Empirical Project
• Philosophy of Psychology
• Special Research Skills
• Statistical Methods
• Qualitative Research Skills
• Research Methods Dissertation
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Eleanor Gregory
- +44 (0)1792 513023