University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Psychological Methods

This course has been specifically designed for students who are intending to go on to study for doctoral qualifications across a range of specialisms within psychology or to a career in psychological research. A particular feature of this course is the 2-term research internship taught in our highly research-oriented School. The course provides a strong grounding in the methods and concepts of psychology and offers advanced research training.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience. Student whose 1st language is not English require evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Modules include: 4 modules in research methods and data analysis (75 credits), which help you gain expertise in the key research skills used in this field, including choices from an array of specialist techniques including multilevel modelling, meta-analysis, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); a research internship (30 credits) to give you hands-on experience of working as a researcher with a member of faculty; an option in one area of psychological research (15 credits), including cognitive neuroscience or social and applied psychology; a substantial research project in your chosen field (60 credits), supervised by a member of faculty specialising in that area.

Assessment methods

The taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods that include term papers, presentations and unseen examinations. The project is assessed by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MRes Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 876638