University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Psychology

Our Psychology (MRes) is a research-focused course providing an in-depth theoretical understanding, factual knowledge base and practical experience of key research paradigms, research designs and statistical techniques used in psychology and, more broadly, in the social sciences. You will receive extensive training in: quantitative methods: path analysis, hierarchical regression analysis, multi-level modelling, signal detection analysis and non-linear regression models; qualitative methods: focus groups, interviewing skills, IPA, thematic analysis, grounded theory, discourse analysis and conversation analysis. You will also receive training in meta-analytical techniques, experience sampling, physiological recording methods, eye-tracking and working with children. Our MRes focuses on various forms of dissemination activity including: writing academic papers; preparing posters; writing summaries; data presentation; collaborating and communicating with stakeholders (e.g. patients, health professionals, teachers, NHS managers); writing and communicating with the public and professional psychologists. Many of our students have found that the methodology training has been invaluable for pursuing a broad variety of careers.

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second or the overseas equivalent) in psychology, including a research methods component and a research project/dissertation.
A degree in which psychology forms a major component may be acceptable. Each case will be judged on an individual basis.
Personal statements and CVs will not be considered as part of the application process.
International students: All international students must upload a scanned copy of their passport as part of the application process.
English language
Students who have not studied in a predominantly English-speaking country are required to hold IELTS 7.0, including 7.0 in the written section, or TOEFL 100, including 25 in the written section.

Course modules

Modules include: Philosophical and conceptual issues; the research process in psychology; advance statistics workshops; using advanced statistics in psychology; qualitative research methods; practical issues in psychological research; advanced general methods in psychology.

Sponsorship information

The MRes fulfills the first year of the ESRC 1+3 component. We have a number of £2000 bursaries available to Home and EU fee paying students. These will be automatically allocated to all eligible* applicants upon acceptance of the offer.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 275 2585