Psychological Research at University of Oxford - UCAS

Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. The MSc in Psychological Research is a one-year taught master's course. The course provides a broad-based research training programme in psychology, covering theory and methods in core domains of psychology reflecting particular research strengths within the department. Hands-on research training within the core research themes of the department is also provided. This course is taking part in a continuing pilot programme to improve the selection procedure for graduate applications, in order to ensure that all candidates are evaluated fairly. For this course, the socio-economic data you provide in the application form will be used to contextualise the shortlisting and decision-making processes. For more information see the full details about this pilot. The broad-based research training programme covers:

  • behavioural neuroscience, from animal models to human functional imaging and TMS
  • cognitive neuroscience, including MEG, EEG, neuropsychology
  • developmental science, comprising Babylab studies and studies with children with developmental disorders
  • social psychology and psychological disorders, focusing on inter-group behaviour, emotion, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.
The course comprises 8 modules and a research project, and all of these elements need to be passed in order to be awarded the MSc. The course is taught through seminars, lectures and workshops with some of the modules spanning two terms. The five core modules currently comprise:
  • Research Evaluation
  • Project Design
  • Statistical Theory and Methods
  • Computer Programming for Experimental Psychology
  • Philosophical Foundations of Psychology.
You will also undertake three of the four available optional modules, currently comprising:
  • Affective Science
  • Developmental Science
  • Brain and Cognition
  • Computer Modelling of Brain Function.


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For complete and up-to-date information about fees and funding for this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas.
Psychological Research at University of Oxford - UCAS