Taught course


Wrexham Glyndwr University · School of Health, Social Care, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in psychology, ideally with a minimum of a 2:1, though a 2:2 may also be considered.

Applicants will have an interest in ongoing research, and developing their personal research identity.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want the opportunity to focus on an area of psychological research that inspires you? Are you interested in building your academic skills to work in academia in the future?

The MRes in Psychology at Wrexham Glyndŵr University offers psychology graduates an exciting opportunity to develop their research skills, whilst studying a chosen area of interest. Supported by a research supervisor, students on this programme will be able to design and undertake a research project around a psychological topic that sparks their interest.
The programme is predominantly self-directed, giving students the opportunity to research their chosen area in depth. However, students will also undertake two taught modules over the academic year, attending weekly lectures, seminars, and workshops aimed to support their development as a researcher.
By choosing to be a student on this programme, you will be supported to grow and develop your identity as a researcher at Level 7. You will be able to develop expertise in an area of psychological enquiry and be encouraged to share your knowledge with the wider research and academic community.
This programme would be ideal for anyone who may wish to progress onto an MPhil or PhD in psychology in the future, as it offers you learning experiences to prepare you for ongoing study and academic progression.
This programme comprises of two taught modules across two semesters, and an in-depth research project completed throughout the academic year. You will have weekly lectures, seminars, and workshops at the university associated with each taught module. For your research project, you will receive up to ten supervision hours with your research supervisor, in addition to research workshops, and access to a monthly group supervision research group.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Students will be expected to attend 3 hours of teaching on one day per week, studying one taught module in semester one and two. Students on the full-time route will work on their research projects alongside taught modules, and complete the final stages of this project in the third semester over summer. Students on the part-time route will complete their research project exclusively in their second year of study.

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