Taught course

Psychological Research Methods

University of Exeter · Psychology

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme equips students with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical and clinical neuroscience research. Students acquire the skills necessary to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test their hypotheses.

The MSc forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social science research.

This programme consists of compulsory taught modules and a substantial research project. It acquaints students with a wide range of data analysis techniques and research methods in the areas of clinical neuroscience, clinical and cognitive psychology, while enabling them to develop particular specialist skills and knowledge in selected areas.

Students get involved with one or more of the research groups in the department depending on their research interests.The research groups are; Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour ; Clinical research group; Cognition research group; Social, Environmental and Organisational research group.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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