University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Postgraduate

Psychology (Research)

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Course summary

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme. Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course. You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events. At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined. On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Course details

Modules

Applications are welcome for a diverse range of specialist topics and areas of expertise. We would especially welcome applications for topics in which the proposed research is in line with the research priorities of the School of Human and Health Sciences. To find out more about the research we conduct, take a look at our Research, Innovation and Skills webpages (https://research.hud.ac.uk/), where you will find information on each research area (https://research.hud.ac.uk/research-subjects/). To find out about our staff visit ‘Our experts’ which features profiles of all our academic staff (http://www-old.hud.ac.uk/ourstaff/).


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2362* Year 1
Northern Ireland £2362* Year 1
Scotland £2362* Year 1
Wales £2362* Year 1
Channel Islands £2362* Year 1
EU £5000* Year 1
International £5000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees for UK researchers will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance page (https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information (https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available (http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

For further information please visit https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding-studies/

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