About this research graduate course
We offer an MSc by Research in Psychology, which is awarded for a thesis reporting original research by a student under the supervision of their academic advisor.
Our MSc by Research in Psychology degree serves as not only excellent preparation for PhD studies but also postgraduate training for a career either as a professional psychologist (e.g., clinical, organisational, or school psychologist) or outside of psychology.
In addition to subject-related knowledge, a Psychology research degree provides valuable transferable skills in data analysis and management, written and oral communication, teamwork and time management.
Teaching and learning
All our postgraduate research students are strongly encouraged to engage with the Departmental and University-wide advanced training offered.
General entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band B
- IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
- Economic and consumer psychology
- Judgement, risk and decision-making
- Psychology and the law
- Computational modelling of human behaviour
- Attention, visual processing and emotional processing
- Folk economics, inequality, and behavioural political science
Language and Learning
- Reading; word recognition
- Computational approaches to language processing
- Historical language change
- Structure of the lexicon across life-span
- Big Data research on language
- Language and gesture development in infants and children
- Second language learning
- Language learning and change
- Gesture and non-verbal communication in adults and children
- Development of social cognition
- Animal (e.g., orangutangs, chimpanzees, birds) communication and cognition
- Language evolution
- Sleep and language learning
- Socio-economic status and child language development
- Language development and socio-economic status
Lifespan Health and Wellbeing
- Longitudinal epidemiology
- Experimental psychology and clinical studies, with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living
- Child and adolescent development and ageing
- Mental health, sleep and pain
- Disaster recovery
- Culture, relationships, beliefs, personality, and well-being
Full details of our research interests are listed on the Psychology web pages.
Find a supervisor
Find your supervisor using the link below and discuss with them the area you'd like to research.
Explore our Psychology Research Directory where you will be able to filter by research group.
You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.
Fee Status Guidance
Additional course costs
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
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