University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Psychological Research Methods

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics and techniques in psychological research methods. The course has been designed to cover the traditional and non-traditional research methods, such that prospective academics and practitioners alike feel equipped for future challenges. Theoretical and practical issues pertinent to those working in research contexts will be examined critically. In addition, this programme of study seeks to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to undertake and report research to a publishable standard.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures.

Course modules

Modules include: Historical and philosophical issues in psychology; implementing psychological research techniques; advanced statistics. Option Module*: Professional values and ethics; research skills and methods; empirical dissertation. *Students will select one 20 credit module from the list of available titles.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
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0845 6061144