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MSc by Research Psychology

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The University of Exeter offers a Masters by Research in Psychology in an outstanding international research-active environment. The programme gives you the flexibility to shape your own research in an area of particular interest to you.

The MSc by Research can be studied in the following research groups: Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB); Clinical research group; Cognition group; Social, Environmental and Organizational Psychology group. The degree provides the opportunity to carry out a supervised research project leading to a formal postgraduate qualification, without the longer-term commitment of a PhD. A wide range of training is available to our Masters by Research students from the University’s Research Development Programme, which is exclusively designed for our postgraduate research students.

Assessment: You will be assessed by a written thesis or scientific paper of up to 40,000 words in length.

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 2 years | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students who have completed equivalent Masters-level programmes in other institutions may be permitted to start immediately on the MPhil/PhD programme. This may also be allowed even where there is no prior postgraduate qualification, but students in this position will be required to take a number of MSc modules as research training integrated into their MPhil/PhD programme.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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