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Psychological Research - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

A programme designed for students who aim to pursue a career in psychological research. Gain practical research experience through placements across laboratories, then conduct your own research project under the supervision of an experienced scientist.

Two placements taken during the course allow you to contribute directly to the research area of your chosen supervisors. The subsequent research project gives you the chance to develop your own area of study, supported through the advice of relevant academics. Possible themes include 'Cognition and Emotion', 'Development of Language and Communication', 'Psychology and Policing', 'Sleep and Health', 'Attention and Driving', and 'Goals, Distractions, and Sensorimotor Control'. Alternatively, you can plan your own pathway based on our research expertise.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Placement One
  • Placement Two
  • Research Project

One taught module from:

  • Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science
  • Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

Optional Modules:

Choose one or two from:

  • Practical Reserach Skills for Psychology
  • Communication, Dissemination, and Professional Issues
  • Computational Modelling
  • An appropriate module from our undergraduate provision

If you would like to view a more detailed overview of the optional and core modules for this course, please visit this page.

To find out more information on this course and its teaching and assessment methods please visit this page.

Our graduates have gone on to study for a PhD or entered industrial research.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

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

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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In 2017/18, we allocated approximately £36 million in scholarship funding to postgraduate students. The University is also part of a number of prestigious government Scholarship schemes, including Chevening, Fulbright, Commonwealth and Marshall. For more information click here.

Additional Course Costs

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.