Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree in psychology, including statistics modules; other degrees considered in conjunction with an approved BPS conversion course. Experience of working in a mental health setting is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will equip and motivate you to undertake high-quality research in psychology, providing advanced training and structured support. You will be encouraged to apply newly acquired concepts, methods and skills to address research questions relevant to your particular area of interest. You will become fully immersed in active psychology research programmes, gaining practical, hands-on experience in conducting research.

Typical modules include: Applied Research Methods: Psychological Research Design; Applied Research Methods: Correlational Methods in Psychology; Applied Research Methods: Qualitative Psychology; Applied Research Methods: Group Comparisons; Concepts and Skills; Advanced Statistical Methods; Research Apprenticeship in Psychology; Statistical Programming in R.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

University funding may be available and from the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 3483