University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Psychology

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme. Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master's course. You'll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events. At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined. On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification (the minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable).

Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages

Course modules

Applications are welcome for a diverse range of specialist topics and areas of expertise. We would especially welcome applications for topics in which the proposed research is in line with the research priorities of the School of Human and Health Sciences. Find out more about the research priorities of the School on this website.

You are advised to take time to investigate the University's website to find out more details about the research we conduct. Please visit the Research section of the website to take a look at the information there.

To find out about the staff in this subject area please visit the subject area page, or alternatively, to look at profiles of any of our academic staff, you can visit our academic staff profile page.

Assessment methods

You are expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop within the first few months of commencement of study, in conjunction with your supervisor. Whilst undertaking the research project, under the supervision of the supervisor, will also develop your research skills.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words and this will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,045 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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