The Psychological Research Methods degree from Nottingham Trent University has been designed specifically to prepare graduates in Psychology or related disciplines for:
- a PhD degree
- research related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines
- careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance.
You might also complete the course as a means of improving your research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist).
Both awards are equivalent, although the MSc has a larger taught component whilst the MRes places greater emphasis on the conduct of independent research. You may wish to apply to the MSc in Psychological Research Methods in the first instance and then you can make a choice of award later, in conjunction with the Course Leader and teaching team.
Careers and employability
Upon graduation, you'll possess the methodological and practical knowledge required to realise your potential as an independent researcher in various fields of Psychology or in closely related disciplines.
Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue an academic and / or research career in various areas of psychology (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). You may choose to use your research methods qualification as a stepping stone to undertaking further training as a professional psychologist (for example, in forensic, clinical, and educational psychology) or to secure careers in data handling and analysis outside psychology (for example, in industry or the civil service).
The skills gained are transferable across a wide range of careers.Your qualification is likely to be popular with many employers because you'll have demonstrated an ability to write essays and reports, to master advanced methods of data analysis and to talk and present in front of other people.
Previous graduates have gone on to pursue careers as a:
- research assistant
- senior healthcare assistant
- Advanced Experimentation and Statistics One
- Psychometrics One: Developing Psychometric Scales in Research and Practice
- Qualitative Research Design and Analysis One
- Research and Professional Skills
- Observational Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- The course starts in September so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July.
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- You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or a closely related discipline; or other recognised equivalent qualification.
- Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience
- Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters-level in their Personal Statement.
- Good performance in research methods and statistics classes and / or in the conduct and presentation of a research project are likely to act as a mitigating factor where a 2.1 has not been achieved at undergraduate level.
International15850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Nottingham
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