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Research Methods in Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Social Research Methods

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts. Students will learn the skills and theory for conducting research. You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss research with postgraduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. You will also play a role in research with members of our academic staff. You may also have the opportunity to be employed within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. The course is primarily designed for graduates in psychology who wish to begin a career in research. It's ideally suited to someone who wishes to apply for a post as a research assistant or wishes to apply for doctoral study. Previous students have been successful in receiving PhD funding from the University as well as externally funded studentships and places at other universities. It also provides research training to those graduates who may wish to enter professional training for jobs which have a ‘scientist-practitioner’ underpinning such as clinical psychology.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This is Semester 1 module. In this module, students will receive research methods training in the philosophy of social research.

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

Students need to have a first or upper second-class degree in Psychology, or overseas equivalent.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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