Manchester Metropolitan University

Psychology by Research

This course is designed for students with a desire to understand the world around them, and who want to take their first steps towards a PhD and a career in research. You'll be supervised by a member of our research-focused team with expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative methods to complete a dissertation research project on a topic you care about. While your work will provide an important contribution to psychology, you'll also gain valuable experience of the research process, from gaining ethical approval and data collection through to project write-up. At Manchester Met, our research expertise includes forensic psychology, applied cognition and performance, health psychology, developmental psychology, parapsychology, social, critical and community psychology, and neuropsychobiology. Our students have completed dissertations, and in some cases published their work, in areas as diverse as the long-term consequences of child abuse to the neural basis of creativity. Work on your project will be contextualised by taught units designed to help you develop the hard and soft skills required for a successful career in research.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will normally have a minimum 2:2 UK Honours Degree, postgraduate diploma or degree-equivalent professional qualification. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

For both routes, assessment is undertaken continuously.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 15 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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