Research Methods in Psychology (MSc)

the United Kingdom

For more information about Research Methods in Psychology at Swansea University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 7500 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16200 per year

All study options

About Research Methods in Psychology at Swansea University

Gain expert training in advanced psychology research methods and carry out basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas with this Master’s degree course.

You will learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes and develop extensive practical research skills to apply in any context where human behaviour is important.

You will develop a keen understanding of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives, alongside a knowledge of the historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying psychological and behavioural science.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7500 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16200 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees displayed here are for the full-time study option only. For fee information about the part-time study options, please visit the course page on the institution website.

Entry requirements

To apply you will need a minimum of a UK 2.2 degree in Psychology, or a related discipline, if you don’t have a suitable degree qualification you should be able to evidence substantial research activity in your current role.

If your first language is not English you will need to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.

You will also need to demonstrate a commitment to a subsequent career within a research setting.

What students think about Swansea University

    Farhana Jaidin, Brunei (Politics)

    Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!

    Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.

    People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia

    Where are you from?
    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
    Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.

    Why choose Swansea University?
    Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.

    What course are you doing?
    BSc Actuarial Science

    What do you do in your free time?
    I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.

    What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
    Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.

Photos from Swansea University

Videos from Swansea University

Location of Swansea University

Swansea University main campus is shown on the map below:

Read more about studying in the United Kingdom