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Psychology: Research Methods (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Improve your research skills with our research methods in psychology programme. You'll gain advanced training in a range of research and data analysis techniques. The course is ideal if you want to do PhD study in the future, or you're interested in becoming a professional researcher.

You'll acquire the skills to:

  • decide your own research questions
  • develop your research
  • analyse the data
  • prepare reports

This psychology research methods degree allows you to improve both your basic and advanced research skills. You’ll be working with internationally renowned researchers in the School of Psychology. You will also be mentored by an expert in the field when you carry out your own research, culminating in your dissertation. You’ll learn how to conduct studies, describe your findings and write up the results.

Our graduates often continue their studies to pursue PhDs. Many go on to work with the Office for National Statistics, within the NHS or in private organisations compiling survey data.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

The course lead is Dr Pascal Burgmer, Lecturer in Psychology and member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity. Dr Burgmer's research focuses on social perception and behaviours, such as trust, empathy, morality and lay beliefs and theories that people hold on these issues. Find out more on Dr Burgmer's staff profile.

Related pathways

If you'd prefer to focus your psychology studies in a different area you can choose from one of 3 other pathways:


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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