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Full time | Wrexham | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Do you want the opportunity to focus on an area of psychological research that inspires you? Are you interested in building your academic skills to work in academia in the future?

The MRes in Psychology at Wrexham Glynd?r University offers psychology graduates an exciting opportunity to develop their research skills, whilst studying a chosen area of interest. Supported by a research supervisor, students on this programme will be able to design and undertake a research project around a psychological topic that sparks their interest.

The programme is predominantly self-directed, giving students the opportunity to research their chosen area in depth. However, students will also undertake two taught modules over the academic year, attending weekly lectures, seminars, and workshops aimed to support their development as a researcher.

By choosing to be a student on this programme, you will be supported to grow and develop your identity as a researcher at Level 7. You will be able to develop expertise in an area of psychological enquiry and be encouraged to share your knowledge with the wider research and academic community.

This programme would be ideal for anyone who may wish to progress onto an MPhil or PhD in psychology in future, as it offers you learning experiences to prepare you for ongoing study and academic progression.

Key Course Features

  • Be part of a growing research community
  • Pick your own area to research that’s of interest to you
  • Become involved in our annual student research conference
  • Department staff are passionate about supporting students, and helping them strive to reach their potential; winning university awards for the best personal tutors

Assessment and Teaching

Full Time (1 year):

Students will be expected to attend 3 hours of teaching on one day per week, studying one taught module in semester one and two. Students will work on their research projects alongside taught modules, and complete the final stages of this project in the third semester over summer.

Part Time (2 years):

Students will be expected to attend 3 hours of teaching on one day per week, studying one module in semester one and two in the first academic year. Students will complete their research project exclusively in their second year of study.

Each taught module will run for twelve teaching weeks.

Assignments will include the completion of; essays, a first-person reflection, a research report, a research proposal, and an in-depth research project.

Career Prospects

This course would be ideal for those who wish to progress onto an MPhil or PhD in the future, and wish to progress onto a career in academia.


A module designed to develop Level 7 knowledge in research methods applicable to psychology, including quantitative, qualitative, and experimental methods. You will have the opportunity to make the most of the psychology lab, and learn additional research skills such as how to publish work and work collaboratively through research.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in psychology, ideally with a minimum of a 2:1, though a 2:2 may also be considered. Applicants will have an interest in ongoing research, and developing their personal research identity. Individuals interested in the programme should apply via the online application form. If successful at this stage, applicants will be invited for an interview, where they can meet members of the department. Following an interview, successful applicants will be offered a place on the course via an offer letter/email.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority of student services, facilities...more

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