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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    15 August 2018

Course content

Our MSc in Psychological Research is exceptional for its dual emphasis on basic psychological science and applied issues. The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of practical research skills, advanced studies in modern psychology, and an opportunity to learn how this knowledge is applied in either industrial or clinical settings. The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing the transferable skills essential to social science research. Students who take this course will get a comprehensive research experience working with top international calibre researchers, and an exceptional opportunity to see how modern psychology can be put into practice.

This Masters is recommended in the following cases:

  • You are looking to specialise in a particular area of Psychology.
  • You are interested in giving your CV/Resume an extra "boost".
  • You are trying to get a feel for research in psychology before undertaking a PhD.
  • You are looking for a job as a research assistant.
  • You wish to undertake a PhD.

Students wishing to can exit the programme after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma if they don’t wish to undertake the full MSc.

Student Profiles

To get a taste of what life as a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology is like, you may want to read the profiles of some of our current and past Postgraduate students.

Scholarships and Funding

You can find out more about Scholarships and funding sources here.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

The course consists of two Parts. Part One comprises taught modules over two semesters. You are required to take three ’content’ modules, each designed to provide knowledge and promote understanding in a specific core area of psychology. You also take three ’skills’ modules designed to help you acquire research skills. In addition you take two tutorial modules with your supervisor wherein you develop a research proposal for your thesis. On successful completion of Part One, you’ll proceed to Part Two (in the third semester). At this time you complete and write your thesis.

Read the course leaflet.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Teaching occurs via lectures, seminars and tutorials given by research experts in the School. All teachers are actively engaged in research programmes. Assessment methods include written exams, essays, oral presentations and a research thesis.

Research Thesis

The thesis is the "heart" of the MSc and is an intensive research experience conducted in collaboration with your supervisor that allows you to put your knowledge and skills into practice. In conducting your thesis project, you will develop new skills such as planning, co-operative working, and the academic skills essential to understanding and reporting findings to others.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Psychological Research Modules page.

Careers and Employability

This course is recommended for students who are looking to specialise in a particular area of Psychology prior to undertaking a PhD or looking for a post as a research assistant. It also provides excellent general research skills that graduates can use in a range of other employment environments.

Research / Links with Industry

The academics involved with this programme have extensive research links with external bodies and companies, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter.


Visit the Psychological Research - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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