Research course


University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An honours degree in psychology or equivalent subject (normally a 2.1 or above). • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at graduates who would like to enhance their research skills in psychology. Students will be given training in Advanced Research Methods in Psychology and Advanced Statistics which will enhance their research skills and provide them with new skills in the use of a variety of more advanced research methodologies, tools and statistics appropriate to research in psychology.

Across the year, students will have the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of research on a topic of their choice in psychology, under the supervision of a member of staff. This research will be informed by their learning on the other courses and will require students to produce a piece of research of publishable quality. As part of their research project, students are required to produce a research poster which they must defend at a student conference and a final project report.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enhance the student's research skills
  • To enable students to undertake a substantial piece of individual research in psychology
  • To provide students with an understanding of the links between theory, research and practice in relation to psychology


  • Psychological Research (30 credits)
  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology (30 credits)
  • Psychology Project/Dissertation (120 credits)

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000