Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

University of Strathclyde · School of Psychological Sciences and Health

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree in Psychology, or overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts.

You’ll learn the skills and theory for conducting research. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss research with postgraduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. You’ll also play a role in research with members of our academic staff.

You may also have the opportunity to be employed within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

This course is designed to maximise research potential. It should provide a thorough grounding in research methods for anyone wanting to get a research assistant post, apply for doctoral study or enter training for a scientist-practitioner oriented career such as clinical psychology.

As such, a significant proportion of time is devoted to allowing you to undertake a substantial research project, with one-to-one supervision, access to all the advanced research equipment and a focus on producing a thesis of sufficient quality that it is potentially publishable in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

You’ll complete five areas of training over two semesters.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation60 (20000 words)

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600