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The award
MRes

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
GBP 850 per module

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14250 per total

All study options

About Psychology at University of Derby

Our new Master of Research (MRes) programme aims to offer you the finest possible preparation for undertaking original research in psychology.

  • Build the high-level skills you need to become a professional researcher
  • Design and deliver a substantial piece of independent psychology research on an original theme of your choosing
  • Tailor your research project to reflect your professional and personal interests, your current job role or your career aspirations
  • Develop a confident command of a range of research skills and methods, with a focus on both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Work with psychology experts at the cutting edge of their specialist areas
  • Benefit from personal individual supervision
  • Balance your studies with your other commitments through our flexible blend of online learning and short study blocks on campus
  • Harness our sophisticated psychology research facilities, including a video observation suite and the latest eye tracking equipment
  • Open the doors to new career opportunities as a researcher in academic, commercial or public sector settings
  • Gain the ideal platform for progression to a PhD

If you want to become a researcher in psychology, skilled in delivering evidence-based research, this course is for you.

A distinctive and challenging masters degree

The MRes is designed for intellectually able graduates with good honours degrees and behavioural science professionals who are keen to enhance their career prospects by taking their research skills to the next level. It differs from more traditional taught masters programmes

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 awardMResHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 850 per moduleInternational course feesGBP 14250 per total

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for UK students: Applicants should normally have or expect to obtain at 2:1 honours degree in psychology or a closely related subject with good coverage of undergraduate research methods.

Entry requirements for EU/international students: Applicants with overseas qualifications are strongly advised to establish the UK equivalence of their qualifications. Within this requirement, it will be important to ascertain the ability to speak and write using the English language.

Due to the demands of postgraduate study a minimum International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) is required for entry to the programme for non-native English speakers. Before applying students may seek confirmation of equivalency by contacting the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) on 0870 9904088, and writing to Oriel House, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 1XP. Evidence of equivalence (written verification) will be required on application for entry on this programme. A fee is payable for the NARIC service.

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