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Psychological Methods MRes

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Psychological Testing

Course type


Course Summary

Gain a strong grounding in the methods and concepts of psychology and get advanced research training. Study this course if you want to go on to doctoral study in a range of psychology specialisms, or to follow a career in psychological research.

You will benefit from a two-term research internship taught in our School of Psychology. We are one of the largest psychology units in the UK and offer supervision across a range of topics, encompassed by our research groups in:

  • Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Clinical Psychology
  • Social and Applied Psychology.


Our graduates are well prepared for careers as:

  • academics
  • associate tutors
  • researchers
  • technical advisers
  • teachers.


An adventure in statistics consists of a series of lectures and practical classes, mainly aimed at introducing or re-introducing postgraduate students to statistical models. The lectures are aimed at delivering background theory and the practical classes are designed around interactive tutorials that put the theory from the lecture into practice using the open source (and free) statistics software R (implemented in RStudio). Through these tutorials students should develop a good working knowledge of RStudio (and R).

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.