You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject.
Applicants should provide a short research proposal with their application. The proposal helps the admissions tutor to assess the area of research that interests you and match your application with a potential supervisor. It won't be binding, and can be changed if your application is successful.
The proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and include the following information:
- a brief description of your proposed project, the objectives and methods of investigation,
- the historical background to the project,
- how it will contribute to the field (i.e. who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit),
- the names of at least two supervisors who you think may be interested in your application with a brief description of how your research interests match theirs. Also tell us if you have already been in contact with them,
- how your undergraduate qualifications, postgraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This course will equip you with a wide range of theoretical knowledge of research methods, and the ability to apply this knowledge within the field of psychology or other areas of social science.
Our students leave with a toolkit of methods to use in their future research projects. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills in specific research methods; develop your theoretical thinking about research; and work closely on several of your own projects with an academic who is an active and leading researcher in their field.
The objective is to equip you with the skills to design, conduct, analyse and report a wide range of research projects and make you an efficient consumer of other people’s research. You will also acquire the communication skills and other key skills necessary to become an excellent researcher.
South West Doctoral Training Partnership
This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or as part of the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway, which enables successful graduates to proceed to a PhD.
If you apply for the 1+3 you must indicate your preferred PhD route in your application. Progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
1 year full-time
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1225 385 115