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Research Methods in Psychology (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Develop the skills to become a successful PhD student or professional researcher on this MSc Research Methods in Psychology course. Our graduates go on to work in psychological research and work in the NHS and private sector or take up non-psychological posts in industry.

On this UK research psychology master’s programme, you’ll work with internationally renowned researchers in the School of Psychology. 
Our master’s in psychological research provides advanced training in different research methods and data analytic techniques. You’ll learn how to apply your taught skills to your own research questions and get structured classroom support as you: 

  • decide your research questions 
  • develop your research 
  • analyse the data 
  • prepare reports describing your findings 

You’ll also have the opportunity to link with students from other programmes such as: 

We welcome students from across the globe. Our international students have gone on to help contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries, through the acquisition and application of research knowledge and skills. 
Our home students often continue their studies to pursue PhDs, work with the Office for National Statistics, work within the NHS or in private organisations compiling survey data. 
This master’s in psychology research is ideal if you're looking for research funding. To learn more visit the ESRC funding page

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.

Course lead

The course lead is Dr Hayward Godwin, a lecturer in Psychology and member of the Centre for Visual Cognition (CVC) research group.

Dr Godwin's current research interests include a number of projects relating to human visual cognition. This involves examining eye movement behaviour as people search their environment for given targets. Find out more on Dr Godwin's staff profile page


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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