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Full time & Part time October, September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

The MSc Psychology by Research allows you to conduct an independent psychological study in a vibrant research culture. The School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies at the University of South Wales is home to internationally-recognised academics with diverse research interests. We offer a comprehensive range of equipment and laboratory space, and a supportive atmosphere in which to conduct your research.

What you will study

You can choose an area of psychology that interests you most and pursue a relevant research project in that area. Research topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Health Psychology
  • The Psychology of Addiction
  • Online Romantic Relationships
  • The Psychology of Deception
  • The Psychology of Dysfunctional Phone Use
  • Social Identity
  • Psychology of the Paranormal
  • Child

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Entry Requirements

An applicant shall normally hold one of the following:
• A UK first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)
• Appropriate, relevant qualification or relevant experience which is regarded by the University as equivalent
All applications must include two references on headed paper from your referees which should be uploaded as a supporting document. Please note, we can not accept applications without these two references.
All applicants for research degrees must submit an application form accompanied by a research proposal to the Faculty’s Research Application Panel (RAP). Please read our information on how to write a research proposal.


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