University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Psychological Research Methods

The course provides advanced training in psychological research methods, with an emphasis on equipping students with the research and professional skills required for a research career.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in psychology or equivalent, but candidates with other qualifications will also be considered for entry; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced research methods in psychology 1; advanced statistical method for psychology; managing and presenting psychological research; advanced research methods in psychology 2; evaluating psychological research; professional skills; dissertation.

Assessment methods

All teaching is seminar based, or in one-to-one tutorial sessions, with continuous assessment in the form of essays and short projects and in the development of portfolios of assessed activities. Students are required to produce a written paper reviewing research in a topic area, and a dissertation reporting original empirical research. The dissertation is assessed by written report and viva voce examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5381