University of St Andrews
Research Methods in Psychology MSc
University of St Andrews

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course is designed to train students wishing to pursue a higher research degree in Psychology and equips them with the specific skills necessary for undertaking a career as a research psychologist.

Assessment comprises entirely of coursework; there are no exams. The final three months of your course will be focused on writing the final assessment piece, a 15,000-word dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.
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A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university’s international entry requirements.


Tuition Fees Research Methods in Psychology MSc

England UK £9900
Northern Ireland £9900
Scotland £9900
Wales £9900
International £24240

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2021/2 entry. Fees for 2022/3 will be released later in the session.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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.

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About University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is located in the historic county of Fife, Scotland. Teaching at this institution began in the year of 1410, making it one of the oldest universities not just in Scotland, but also in the English-speaking world. St Andrews has repeatedly been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, ensuring prospective students that they can expect an experience that satisfies their desire to learn and excel.

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