University of York

University of York


The MRes programme provides training in a set of analytical and practical research skills that will thoroughly prepare students to continue on to a PhD. The programme is ideal for students who are thinking about continuing their studies to PhD level, but it is a highly flexible course that will be useful for many different career paths. The focus of the course is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate psychological research. You will acquire these skills through seminars, independent study, and through hands-on experience in one of the research labs in the Department. The course structure is highly flexible and allows you to either sample research from different fields, or concentrate in a research area of your interest.

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification, normally in Psychology, and normally at the level of an upper 2nd Class Honours award; IELTS 6.5; Cambridge Proficiency: A, B, C. GCE/iGCSE A, B, C.

Course modules

Module includes: Research design and statistics; topics in psychological research; additional research methods; transferable skills; empirical project; either specialist option or laboratory placement.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a variety of different assignments and exams including laboratory reports, multiple choice questions, critical analysis of published papers, short notes on a range of topics, and a dissertation and poster presentation based on the Empirical Project.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323189