University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Psychological Research

The programme provides broad training in research methods and techniques as well as offering the chance to complete a specialist research dissertation chosen from a wide range of psychological specialisms. The course provides a thorough grounding in research methods and analysis which acts as the foundation of a PhD but equally serves those seeking preparation to pursue a research-orientated career in a non-academic setting. The programme is intended for graduate psychologists or those who have studied or worked in related disciplines who wish to pursue a research-oriented career within psychology.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline; interested candidates with other backgrounds are encouraged to contact the Programme Director in the 1st instance; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: current topics in psychological research; multivariate statistics and methodology using r; psychological research skills; qualitative methodologies in psychological research; specialist techniques in psychological research; univariate statistics and methodology using r. Option courses: brain imaging in neuropsychology; clinical neuropsychology; cognitive ageing and cognitive epidemiology; critical social psychology; disorders of language functions; history of unorthodox psychology; mind, body and consciousness; psychometrics; working memory in healthy and the damaged brain; multisensory integration.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

PPLS Postgraduate Office, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5002