Masters | Postgraduate Course - Research Methods in Psychology MSc Course Details within University of Southampton

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Research Methods in Psychology MSc

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MSc 1 year full-time

This MSc Research Methods in Psychology (RMP) Master’s programme is designed to equip you with a wide range of methodological skills to enable you to become a successful PhD student or professional researcher in psychology. The programme provides advanced training in a variety of research methods and data analytic techniques. The main aim of this master's in research methods in psychology is to equip you to conduct research in your chosen field that is of high quality and impact. We have designed a programme in which you apply the skills you are taught to your own research questions. Therefore, in addition to classroom instruction, you will receive structured support as you develop your research questions, plan and execute the research, analyse the data, and prepare reports describing your findings.

Introducing your course

This is the course page for MSc Research Methods in Psychology at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Research Methods in Psychology and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of MSc Research Methods in Psychology.

Module details

Year 1

Semester One

  • MSc Dissertation
  • Concepts & Skills
  • Applied Research Methods: Qualitative Methods
  • Applied Research Methods (ARM): Planning & Designing Research


  • Statistical Programming in R

Semester Two

  • MSc Dissertation
  • Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods: Statistical Analysis of Comparisons & Group Differences
  • Applied Research Methods (ARM): Correlational Methods


  • Research Apprenticeship in Psychology

Entry Requirements

On this MSc Research Methods in Psychology programme, selection is completed on the basis of an application form, two academic references, a curriculum vitae, degree certificate and transcripts and English language results (if applicable).

We normally admit graduates in Psychology with a first or second class (upper division) honours to this master's in research methods in psychology. Graduates in other disciplines or with other qualifications are sometimes admitted if their earlier training has special relevance to the psychological problems they wish to investigate.