Taught course

Psychology - Master of Research

The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent in Psychology. A degree in which Psychology forms a major component may be acceptable. Each case will be judged on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to prepare students for a research career, by providing an in-depth theoretical understanding, factual knowledge base and practical experience of key research paradigms, research designs and statistical techniques used in Psychology, and more broadly, in the Social Sciences.

It is recognised by the ESRC as providing the one-year, masters-level postgraduate training which constitutes the first year of the ESRC 1+3 postgraduate studentships for full-time, part-time and CASE students. It will also be applicable to professionals in the social or health services, or in marketing and cognate disciplines, whose career development demands a research component.

Additional course information:
The training received through attending seminars given by external speakers and attending course modules will equip students with academic related skills. This training will also equip students with generic skills, such as oral and written communication skills, time management skills and information management skills.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7.0 (including a 7.0 in the written section), TOEFL 600 paper-based or TOEFL 250 computer-based.

Fees and funding

The MRes has ESRC recognition for the initial one year postgraduate training component. Please contact the School for further details of the funding opportunities and procedures.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
0161 275 2585