Swansea University

Swansea University

Research Methods in Psychology

This course provides an opportunity to research and learn about a wide range of topics in psychology; from basic learning and cognition, to neuropsychology, and to applied topics in clinical and educational psychology, driven by the individual student�s interests, and supervised by experts in the fields. This MSc provides students with high-level training in advanced research methods and skills, and offers opportunities to conduct basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower 2nd Class degree (2.2) in psychology, or a related discipline, is required. For those lacking this qualification, substantial evidence of research in their careers to date is needed. Evidence of a commitment to a subsequent career in a research setting is desirable. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Modules typically include: generic research skills; computing skills; empirical project; philosophy of psychology; special research skills; statistical methods; qualitative research methods; research methods dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 513023