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Are you interested in a career in psychology research? Or are there questions about current theory or practice you are keen to investigate? Through this MRes Psychology you’ll develop knowledge and skills in research methods, plan and lead your own research project, and have an opportunity to further develop your research career for a range of different sectors.

Research skills and psychological knowledge is a wonderful combination with which to answer some of society’s most pressing questions. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in research methods in psychology and experience of planning and managing unique projects, with real world answers.

Through a taught module covering research methods, one-to-supervision, and engagement with Solent’s Researcher Development Programme, you’ll gain the necessary skills to conduct independent research in the future.

At Solent, staff are skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and assessments are based on real world tasks, such as preparing funding applications, presenting research, and writing journal articles. This creates a portfolio of work for you to take forward.

Whether you’re a practitioner who would like to expand your understanding of how research is conducted to create evidence, or would like to contribute to the evidence base, then this course can provide a fantastic foundation for you to carry out and implement research as part of your professional role.

If you’re interested in pursuing a research career in the public or voluntary sector, then MRes Psychology will provide you with a solid foundation of research skills as well as experience of leading your own research project. This is also a great start to future PhD or professional doctorate study.

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Course features

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

This course is for

This course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about the research process and how evidence is generated. You may be a practitioner wishing to conduct research in your area of practice now and in the future, or you may be considering a career in academic research. You’ll also have an opportunity to carry out research relevant for your workplace or professional area as a part of your studies. The skills acquired on this course are an asset for a range of sectors where research and evidence generation are critical.

What this course leads to

Students will be well prepared for a wide range of roles after graduation.

  • Become a research professional, an evidence-based practitioner, or go on to a PhD.

Meet the team

The psychology team have expertise in a wide range of psychology, including our four main areas of expertise: clinical and counselling psychology, forensic psychology, and educational psychology. So, whatever your project, we're sure to have a member of staff who will share your interests and can supervise your studies.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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