Taught course

Research Methods in Psychology

University of Surrey · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or recognised equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to do research in psychology? Do you want the skills to be able to work across levels of explanation, from group behaviour to qualitative analysis of individual experiences and through to the underlying brain activity? The MSc Research Methods in Psychology at the University of Surrey gives you a uniquely broad training because you cover the theory and get hands-on experience of conducting research in psychology from the level of social groups through to neuro-imaging of brain activity.

This MSc programme is designed to provide you with expertise in psychological research methods appropriate for the behavioural sciences. We will provide you with the skills necessary for formulating research questions, conducting empirical research, and analysing and reporting research results. The programme also provides a potential stepping stone for research at PhD level.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222