Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

University of Southampton · Psychology

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Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree in psychology, including statistics modules; other degrees considered in conjunction with an approved BPS conversion course.

Months of entry


Course content

Acquire the methodological skills to become a successful PhD student or professional researcher in psychology or within a career in which analytic techniques are required. Our students go on to pursue postgraduate clinical training, to take up research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector or to take up non-psychological posts in industry.

The programme provides advanced training in a variety of research methods and data analytic techniques equipping you with the expertise to conduct high quality and impactful research in your chosen field. You’ll learn how to apply your taught skills to your own research questions and in addition to classroom instruction will receive structured support as you develop your research questions, plan and execute the research, analyse the data, and prepare reports describing your findings.

Information for international students

IELTS requirement will be an overall score of 6.5 with no individual score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Recognised by the ESRC as a research training Master's degree, so funding could be available from the ESRC.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 3483