Research Methods at Bournemouth University - UCAS

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Course summary

​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 (forensic, clinical, clinical and developmental neuropsychology, and health)
  • 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.
Find out more about the content of this course.


Core units: Research Project, Introduction to Research Methods, Digital Methods and Data Skills, Advanced Quantitative Methods or Advanced Qualitative Methods (choose one unit) Subject Specialism (choose one subject - and the associated three units - from the following three subjects) Clinical Psychology: Roots and Range of Psychological Disorders; Clinical Skills; Psychological Therapy 1; Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology Neurodevelopmental Diversity: Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology; Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disorders Forensic Psychology: Behavioural Analysis of Serious Crime; Investigative Psychology; Professional Practice and Court Skills

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 (or equivalent) is required in a relevant subject. Required subjects include: Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Science, Biological Science and, Social Science. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
Channel Islands £10500 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £10500 Whole course
EU £17500 Whole course
International £17500 Whole 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

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details. Part-time study: Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee.
Research Methods at Bournemouth University - UCAS