Taught course

Psychology Research Methods

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Students must have experience or a background in research methods or statistics, and ideally a background in psychology or a related discipline such as neuroscience or social sciences.

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element)

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a broad education in psychological research methods. Specifically, it:

  • provides students with an understanding of the range of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, that are used in psychological research
  • helps students to critically evaluate psychological research methods and various forms of data used in psychological research
  • provides the opportunity to focus on the student's own research interests
  • provides the opportunity to develop skills in literature searching and reviewing
  • examines the professional skills required of an advanced researcher (including achieving funding) in the academic, public and private sectors
  • provides practical training in doing psychology-related research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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