Psychology

MSc Psychological Research

Comprehensive coverage of research methods and key findings across the broad field of psychology

Cognitive neuroscience lab

Why study Psychological Research at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 3rd in the UK and 16th in the world for psychology (THE World University Rankings by subject 2021).
  • Our research environment is 100% conducive to world-leading research and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in its reach and significance (REF 2014)
  • Psychology research at Edinburgh ranks 1st in Scotland and 11th in the UK as part of a joint submission for psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014.

  • A highly flexible MSc programme that provides comprehensive training across a range of psychology sub-disciplines
  • Opportunity to specialise in prominent research areas of our department including; social psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, individual differences or language psychology

Programme overview

This flexible taught MSc programme provides comprehensive training in psychological research across a whole range of psychology sub-disciplines

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses followed by a dissertation

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

When to apply

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When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Fees and funding

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Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

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