University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Research Methods for Psychological Science

This Master's in Research Methods of Psychological Science provides students with both theoretical instruction and practical experience in the methods appropriate for scientific research in psychology.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2.1 Honours degree in psychology or neuroscience or acceptable equivalent(s).For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level: IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below). Common equivalent English language qualifications: All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20; CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169; CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169; PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59.

Course modules

Core courses: current research topics in psychology, neuroscience and brain imaging; introduction to Matlab programming; professional skills; research methods in cognitive science; statistics and research design; designing a research project. Depending on the student's funding source, they may also be required to attend a course in qualitative methods. Optional courses (1 chosen): cognitive brain imaging; computational neuroscience; formal models and quantitative methods; psychology of language; sleep and circadian timing; visual perception and cognition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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