Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any subject. Applicants must also have GCSE maths grade C or minimum (or equivalent)

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
  • provides practical training in doing psychology-related research

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Psychology web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Professional practice20
Applied Research Project10

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559