Research course


University of Exeter · Psychology
MSc by research

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Entry requirements

Applicants will typically hold (or be expected to attain) a First Class or Upper Second Class degree in Psychology or a related subject.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

The University of Exeter offers a Masters by Research in Psychology in an outstanding international research-active environment.

Our MSc by Research can be studied in the following research groups:

The degree provides the opportunity to carry out a supervised research project leading to a formal postgraduate qualification, without the longer-term commitment of a PhD.

A wide range of training is available to our Masters by Research students from the University’s Research Development Programme, which is exclusively designed for our postgraduate research students.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,500 (full-time) £2,250 (part-time)
International students
£19,800 (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1392 725150