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).
  • Psychology is rated 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

  • You have access to a wide range of research facilities, such as the Cognitive Neuroscience suite, which includes TMS, EEG, fNIRS and eye-tracking capabilities. 
  • A highly flexible MSc programme that provides comprehensive training across a range of psychology sub-disciplines. You can tailor your programme depending on your interests. 

  • The University attracts a high calibre of visiting speakers. These talks are an excellent way to explore new topics and to get to know other postgraduate students. 

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

We operate a gathered field approach to MSc applications, find out how this works

Help with your application

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

Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding opportunities

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

Contact us

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