Research course

Psychology (MRes)

University of Chester · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Possession of a 2:1 honours degree in any area of psychology or social science relevant to the proposed area of study, together with a demonstration by the applicant at interview that they are prepared for study at MRes level, is required. The proposed area of study must fit with the Department of Psychology’s research portfolio. A 2:2 honours degree will only be considered in combination with extensive relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MRes course provides the opportunities and support needed to develop into a competent psychological researcher. This course is ideal for aspiring researchers and aspiring applied psychologists alike.

On our MRes course, over 75% of your time will be dedicated to conducting your own research project, with expert supervision. The remaining time is spent learning how to design a study, collect and analyse data, and write up and disseminate your findings. The key to any MRes course is the availability of supervision with expertise relevant to your research question. Chester’s Psychology Department offers a broad range of experience and expertise, covering both applied areas and fundamental psychological science.

If you are considering applying, please note that it is necessary before applying to have checked with the course leader (Dr Lee Hulbert-Williams) whether the department has the capacity to supervise your proposed project. The course leader can also put you in touch with potential supervisors who may be able to support you in developing a research idea to begin with. Please feel free to use our enquiry form to contact Dr Hulbert-Williams. Please note the application deadline is 15th September 2017, and it is therefore desirable to start the process well in advance of this date.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000