​Why study MSc Research Methods at BU?

  • Acquire a range of psychological research methods and skills to investigate human behaviour, culminating in an ability to conduct rigorous research independently
  • Develop a well-founded knowledge and critical understanding of the mind and behaviour through learning about a chosen area of Psychology (clinical, clinical and developmental neuropsychology and forensic)
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of Psychology as an empirical science
  • Develop key transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation and research
  • Benefit from the Psychology Department’s research and professional practice collaborations and initiatives
  • Undertake rigorous research using state-of-the-art facilities under expert staff guidance.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


September start: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Required subjects:

Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Science, Biological Science and, Social Science

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 (or equivalent) is required in a relevant subject.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components. For more information check out our full entry requirements.