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Research Methods with Psychology MSc

Research Methods with Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Social Research Methods

Course type


Course Summary

This course is suited to students with undergraduate-level knowledge of psychological research methods who wish to broaden and deepen their research skills. This will probably be with a view towards managing their own research projects. This could be in academia, or in a variety of other work settings where the ability to survey opinions, interprets data meaningfully, and construct and test hypotheses, is valued. This programme provides training in psychological research methods, including research design, statistical methods, and relevant software, but also offers a range of supplementary options from several other psychology masters programmes. It covers an array of methodological content which will provide you with the skills necessary to engage in research in public or private-sector organizations, or alternatively continue on to a PhD in preparation for an academic research career. Assessment of the Programme is through coursework (i.e. assessed essays and assignments, for example stats tests, research proposal presentations, and programming exercises), examinations, and a summer dissertation. Possible career paths for graduates of this course include academic research (usually following a PhD) or work involving central and local government agencies, public health, the voluntary sector, market/media research, or management consultancy. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Behavioural Research Methods: Design & Analysis (15 Credits) - Core
Applied Qualitative Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Statistical Models (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods & Programming (15 Credits) - Core
Applied Econometrics and Psychological Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have or expect to gain either: A first or upper second-class honours degree, with psychology or a related discipline as a main field of study, or An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more