University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Research Methods in Psychology

This programme will equip and motivate you to undertake high-quality research in psychology, providing advanced training and structured support. You will be encouraged to apply newly acquired concepts, methods and skills to address research questions relevant to your particular area of interest. You will become fully immersed in active psychology research programmes, gaining practical, hands-on experience in conducting research.

Entry requirements

MSc: Upper second-class honours degree in psychology, including statistics modules; other degrees considered in conjunction with an approved BPS conversion course. Experience of working in a mental health setting is desirable.

Course modules

Typical modules include: Applied Research Methods: Psychological Research Design; Applied Research Methods:  Correlational Methods in Psychology; Applied Research Methods: Qualitative Psychology; Applied Research Methods: Group Comparisons; Concepts and Skills; Advanced Statistical Methods; Research Apprenticeship in Psychology; Statistical Programming in R

Assessment methods

Assignments, presentations, exams and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Psychology
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