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Research Methods in Psychology - MSc

Course Description

About the course:
-Designed to provide training in fundamental analytical and methodological skills
-Select from optional modules on a variety of specific fields
-Benefit from teaching and supervision by active researchers
-Gain the opportunity to learn about, and be involved in, the latest research developments
-Prepare for a career in academic, clinical, educational or health psychology


Sample modules:
-Methods in cognition
-Methods in developmental psychology
-Methods in neuroscience
-Qualitative methods in psychology
-Data analysis

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


All of our MSc programmes are research intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other fundamental transferable skills.

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.

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

Entry Requirements

As our popular programmes are consistently oversubscribed we advise early applications (prior to May each year) since we cannot accept applicants once the programmes are full. Entrants are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should have included biological psychology as required by the British Psychological Society.

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