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Psychology MRes

2 years part-time, starting in September 2020

You can apply for this course from September 2019.

Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on psychology.

This course will expose you to a toolkit of methods you can use in your future research projects. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills in specific research methods; develop your theoretical thinking about research; and work closely on several of your own projects with an academic who is an active researcher in their field.

This course aims to equip you with the skills to design, conduct, analyse and report a wide range of research projects and make you an efficient consumer of other people’s research. You will also acquire the communication skills and other key skills necessary to become an excellent researcher.

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway.

If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply and funding guidelines.

For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2022. Induction week starts on 21 September 2020.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Part-time students will typically take either two or three units in each semester, aiming to complete 30 credits in each year. We’ll encourage you to complete as many compulsory units as possible in the first year of studies, to enhance your core knowledge.

Optional units, along with any remaining compulsory units, are taken in the second year. However the actual balance will be flexible subject to agreement by the Director of Studies.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Optional course units

These optional units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination
  • Other

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Dutch qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 7 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Spanish qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.5.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Chinese qualifications

A four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Indian qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Zimbabwean qualifications

A Bachelor Honours degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1 (65%).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Greek qualifications

A university bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Japanese qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Gakishi) with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA 3.0).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

American qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Thai qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.20.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Sudanese qualifications

A Bachelor (Honours) degree with a final overall score of at least 69%.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Chilean qualifications

A Grado de Licenciado with a final overall result of at least 5.5.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Algerian qualifications

A Licence, Diplôme in any specialised professional field, Diplôme d'Etat d'Ingênieur, Diplôme d'Architecte d'État or Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures with a final overall score of at least 15 out of 20.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Bolivian qualifications

A Licenciado with a final overall result of at least 75%.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Canadian qualifications

A Bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.3 (B+ or 77%).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Colombian qualifications

A Licenciado en, Titulo de, Profesional en or Maestro en (subject area) with a final overall score of at least 3.5.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Mexican qualifications

A Título de Licenciado or Título (Profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Singaporean qualifications

A Bachelor (Honours) degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1 when studied at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) or Singapore University of Social Sciences.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline.

Before submitting an online application you will need to do the following:

1. Identify a supervisor

Before applying for MRes Psychology, you must first find an academic who would be interested in supervising you. You can find a suitable supervisor on the research and staff page for the Department of Psychology. You can also browse Pure, the University’s research portal, for profiles of individual academics as well as the research centres, institutes and units to which they belong. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests. Some academics may suggest specific areas for you to consider.

2. Make contact, discuss and develop a research proposal

Once you have identified a suitable supervisor (or supervisors), email them to indicate your interest in applying for the MRes program, attaching a relevant research proposal. You should describe how your research interests match theirs and refer to at least 1 published article of theirs that you have read. Also state how your undergraduate qualifications and work experience have prepared you for the research you wish to carry out and why you are seeking a place at Bath. Your proposal should not be more than 4 pages in length and must include a brief description of your proposed objectives, methods of investigation, the historical background to the project; and how it will contribute to the field (who will benefit from this research; how will they benefit; what will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit). This proposal is not binding, and may be modified in consultation with your supervisor or during the course of the research. Once accepted onto the program, however, you can only change supervisors in exceptional circumstances.

Alternatively, you might contact a supervisor, express your intention to study with them, and discuss ideas for your research, prior to submitting a proposal to them.

Once an academic staff member has agreed to supervise you, you may then apply formally to the MRes program, including your proposal, and indicating which staff member has agreed to supervise.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Psychology MRes part-time


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    Psychology
  • Final award
    MRes
  • Mode of study
    Part-time
  • Course code
    THXX-APM07
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2020
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2020
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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