Keele University

Keele University

Clinical Psychological Research

The course is based closely on our staff research interests; these currently reflect strengths in interventions to help people on the autistic spectrum; acceptance and commitment therapy; psychological caregiving in physical illness; the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities; building clinical research capacity; interprofessional learning; neuropsychological investigations of memory and executive function in patients with Parkinson�s Disease, anterior medial thalamic lesions, Schizophrenia and Major Affective Disorder; neuropsychological changes in McArdle Disease and pathologies of belief such as the Capgras Delusion and Cotards Delusion; and effects of various agents on human cognitive performance, including alcohol, mild head injury and repetitive movement.

Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates with a1st or upper 2nd class degree in psychology or overseas equivalent. Individuals without such qualifications but with other relevant experience should contact the course director to discuss whether they would benefit from the course.

Course modules

Core modules: theory and methodology in psychology; qualitative data analysis; quantitative data analysis 2; dissertation. Specialist modules: special topics in psychology 1; special topics in psychology 2; research apprenticeship.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through coursework, verbal presentation of research, poster presentations, unseen examination and independent research written up as a final dissertation (15,000-20,000 words). The pass mark in each module is 50%, and all modules must be passed to obtain the MSc.

Sponsorship information

All applicants may apply for one of three School of Psychology bursaries of �1,000.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,530 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,045 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 733538