University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Research Methods in Psychology

This programme is designed to provide students with expertise in psychological research methods appropriate for the behavioural sciences. Students develop the skills necessary for critically evaluating research, formulating innovative research questions, conducting empirical research, and analysing, interpreting and reporting research results.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or recognised equivalent overseas qualification); other qualifications are considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; preparation for academic research; aspects of experimental psychology; psychology neuroscience: electrophysiology; psychology neuroscience: Psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI); crafting research: linking theories and methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 and 3.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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