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​The MSc Research Methods in Psychology long-standing course is designed to provide training in fundamental analytical and methodological skills which are essential for all psychologists.

You will study fundamental analytical and methodological skills which are essential for all psychologists, with access to optional modules on research approaches in a variety of specific fields.

The course prepares you for academic, clinical, educational or health psychology careers, or careers in which analytic techniques are of relevance. The flexibility and research focus of this course make it an excellent choice for those who wish to progress to a PhD.

Teaching and supervision by active researchers mean that you will have the opportunity to learn about, and be involved in, the latest research developments. Our MSc courses are research-intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other fundamental transferable skills.

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Methods in cognition and neuroscience
  • Qualitative methods in psychology
  • Programming in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Systematic review

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology programme has a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training. Our students have moved on to PhD positions, research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector, clinical training, as well as non-psychology positions in industry.

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Visit the Research Methods in Psychology MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!