University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Research Methods in Psychology

This programme is designed to provide you with expertise in psychological research methods appropriate for the behavioural sciences. You will develop the skills necessary for critically evaluating research, formulating innovative research questions, conducting empirical research, and analysing, interpreting and reporting research results. The programme covers the breadth of contemporary psychological research methods, allowing you to develop research approaches that combine multiple methods in unique ways. By the end of the programme, you will have developed an individual profile of research skills. The programme also provides an ideal stepping stone for research at PhD level.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally a minimum of a 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification). Alternative qualifications to be considered by the faculty on a case-by-case basis. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example modules listing: Aspects of experimental psychology; crafting research: linking theory and methods; dissertation; psychological neuroscience: electrophysiology; psychological neuroscience: psychophysics and fMRI; qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods; preparation for academic research in psychology; conducting health psychology research; social change and influence; maintaining health throughout the lifespan; key questions in environmental psychology: people and place.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 9,900 per Year 1 (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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