City, University of London

City, University of London

Research Methods with Psychology

The programme provides training in psychological research methods, including research design, statistical methods, and relevant software, but also offers a range of supplementary options from several other psychology Masters programmes. This is a composite programme, which provides you with the opportunity to study modules from several of our other MSc courses. Your research methods training is thus situated within several psychological sub-disciplines.

Entry requirements

You should have or expect to gain a 1st or upper 2nd-Class Honours degree with psychology or a related discipline as a main field of study or a 1st degree from the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA); or a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by City University London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA. Applications are also welcome from those with experience of working in a relevant area. Equivalent qualifications from an overseas university will be considered.

Course modules

Core modules include: Behavioural research methods: Design and analysis; applied econometrics and psychological research methods; research methods and programming; statistical models; research design and analysis: intra-subject approaches; preliminary research proposal. Elective modules may include: Fundamentals of cognitive science; psychological processes: individual and social; research in action; lifespan, gender and culture; behavioural medicine; principles of neuroscience: brain anatomy, techniques and paradigms; developmental cognitive neuroscience; fundamental processes in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology 1; social cognition and the social brain; research, design and analysis; coaching and research in organisations; epidemiology.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are based on coursework (i.e. assessed essays and assignments, for example stats tests, research proposal presentations, and programming exercises), unseen examinations, and a summer dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060