Goldsmiths, University of London
Research Methods in Psychology MRes
Goldsmiths, University of London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme trains you in the fundamental aspects of quantitative and qualitative research, including research design, data collection and data analysis, and provides practical, ‘hands-on’ experience.

The programme will appeal to you if you would like to develop your career in experimental research, or to enhance your ability to apply research skills in either the public or the private sector.

The programme will enable you to:

  • gain a thorough knowledge of a range of behavioural and social science methodologies
  • understand the principles of quantitative and qualitative research
  • correctly apply advanced statistical and computing techniques
  • enhance your skills in critical analysis and evaluation of research findings
  • consider philosophical and ethical issues in relation to science in general and to psychological research in particular
  • develop expertise in data collection, handling large data sets and data analysis
  • appropriately plan and design, present and evaluate, effective psychological research studies

You also complete a research project leading to a dissertation, and you participate in general research skills training modules with students from other departments at Goldsmiths.

For more than ten years now, the programme has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing the generic and specific research training required by students in receipt of ESRC studentship awards.

Since 2011, the programme has been the research methods training masters for the psychology pathway within the Goldsmiths and Queen Mary ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre (2011-2015).

Students in receipt of an ESRC 1+3 PhD studentship in the psychology pathway have to take this course as the first year of a 4-year PhD programme; students who have completed the Masters self-funded, are eligible to bid for an ESRC funded +3 PhD studentship in the psychology pathway at Goldsmiths or Queen Mary.

Written examinations; coursework; dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (minimum 6.0 in Writing)

ESRC;
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Research Methods in Psychology, MRes.

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard or equivalent, in a relevant subject area. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme.

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Goldsmiths, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

See all university rankings of Goldsmiths, University of London

What students say about studying Psychology in the UK?

  • 5 tips for Psychology students
  • 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Psychology + Uni
  • DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT (Final Year) *During Exam season*
  • How to get a First in your Psychology degree | Massive Q&A
  • Reviewing my 1st semester as a POSTGRADUATE student | Psychology university experience South Africa
  • day in the life of a psych major
  • Student to Student: Studying Psychology In Australia

About Goldsmiths, University of London

Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London, is located in the South-Eastern area of London known as New Cross. The facilities are impressive at this university, providing students with Art, TV, and Radio studios, as well as a host of other resources aimed at optimising the experience for students on any of their courses. With Goldsmith’s exceptionally active event calendar, making new connections is easy, giving learners a way to socialise without even having to step foot off campus.

  • Coming to Goldsmiths: living in London
  • One to one - Goldsmiths Psychology students and tutors in conversation
  • Tips for your first term
  • What advice would you give to new students?
  • One to One - Goldsmiths Journalism students and tutors in conversation
  • Meet the Students of Goldsmiths - Institute of Management Studies

Where is this programme taught

Goldsmiths, University of London
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Birkbeck, University of London - - - £10170 £16380 - London On campus Full-time
Teesside University 63% 2% 15% £9250 £13000 99 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 57% 5% 22% £9250 £13200 100 Luton On campus Full-time
Ulster University 79% 2% 10% £9250 £15360 132 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Abertay Dundee - 0% 10% £9250 £14000 138 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 86% 4% 0% £27750 £70480 189 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 83% 0% 0% £9250 £25700 149 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 81% 2% 8% £9250 £14500 105 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Derby 89% 5% 14% £9250 £14045 119 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 89% 5% 14% £12000 £23100 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time