Entry requirements

Usually a good Honours degree in psychology or a related discipline. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply). All applicants for research degrees must submit an application form accompanied by a research proposal to the Faculty's Research Application Panel (RAP).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc Psychology by Research allows you to conduct an independent psychological study in a vibrant research culture. The Department of Psychology at Glamorgan is home to internationally recognised academics with diverse research interests. We offer a comprehensive range of equipment and laboratory space, and a supportive atmosphere in which to conduct your research.

This qualification will provide a good basis for anyone who wants to pursue a career in research. It is also ideal for those who wish to improve their research skills to a professional level to support applications for a PhD or for a clinical or educational professional training programme.

On this MSc Psychology by Research course, you can choose an area of psychology that most interests you and pursue a relevant research project in that area. Research topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Older Citizens and Community Participation
  • Online Romantic Relationships
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Sport Psychology
  • Psychology of Spelling
  • Psychology of Deception


You will also receive training in research methodology, covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A prior knowledge of statistics is preferable, although you will get formal training in statistics and relevant computer applications.

You will work independently for the most part, but you will be supported by close supervision from academic members of staff, with whom you will meet on a regular basis to assess your progress. The compulsory Research Methodology module involves class attendance for three hours each week and the completion of written assignments.

To share and develop your ideas, you will be encouraged to present your research to colleagues at regular seminars throughout the year, and to interact and discuss your work with other research students.

This qualification will provide a good basis for anyone who wants to pursue a career in research. It is also ideal for those who wish to improve their research skills to a professional level to support applications for a PhD, or for a clinical or educational professional training programme.

This course involves completing your Research Methodology training and submitting a dissertation of your own research of around 25,000 words, at the end of which you will receive an oral examination by an external assessor.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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