UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Research Methods in Psychology

This course equips students with the advanced training in research methods that will prepare them for a career involving psychological research. Training is provided in all relevant skills, including reviewing literature, developing hypotheses, writing research proposals, designing and carrying out empirical studies, conducting advanced statistical analyses, and presenting results.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology or neuroscience from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Additional relevant experience or qualifications are taken into account.

Course modules

Core modules: Principles of cognition; statistics; computer programming; qualitative analysis; keys skills portfolio; group Project; either qualitative data analysis or designing and analysing fMRI experiments. Options: Clinical psychology; cognitive neuroscience; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars and small-group lectures and practicals. Assessment is through reports of empirical projects carried out individually and in groups, essays, examination, computing project, literature review, web page, PowerPoint presentation, and poster presentation. The main group project is assessed through a 6,000�10,000 word report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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