M.Sc. On Campus

Research Methods in Psychology

University of Southampton

12 months
25400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop the skills to become a successful PhD student or professional researcher at this Research Methods in Psychology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Graduates go on to work in psychological research and work in the NHS and private sector or take up non-psychological posts in industry.


Course Details

At this Research Methods in Psychology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton, you’ll work with internationally renowned researchers in the School of Psychology. 

This degree provides advanced training in different research methods and data analytic techniques. You’ll learn how to apply your taught skills to your own research questions and get structured classroom support as you: 

  • decide your research questions 
  • develop your research 
  • analyse the data 
  • prepare reports describing your findings 

You’ll also have the opportunity to link with students from other programmes such as: 

  • Clinical and Educational Psychology
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology

We welcome students from across the globe. Our international students have gone on to help contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries, through the acquisition and application of research knowledge and skills. 

Our home students often continue their studies to pursue PhDs, work with the Office for National Statistics, work within the NHS or in private organisations compiling survey data. 

This master’s in psychology research is ideal if you're looking for research funding. To learn more visit the ESRC funding page. 

Career Opportunities

After you graduate you’ll be well placed to study for a PhD in Psychology, and can also work as: 

  • an applied psychologist 
  • a teacher 
  • a consultant 
  • a researcher in settings like the NHS, Higher Education and health promotion 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Skills
  • Applied Research Methods: Qualitative Methods
  • Applied Research Methods (ARM): Planning & Designing Research
  • Statistical Programming in R
  • Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods: Statistical Analysis of Comparisons & Group Differences
  • Applied Research Methods (ARM): Correlational Methods
  • Research Apprenticeship in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in Psychology.
  • Your application will be considered if you’ve studied a different subject that has special relevance to the psychological problems you wish to investigate. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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