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MRes – Psychology

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

This Master’s by Research will be supervised by Department of Psychology staff within our Faculty of Science & Techology. 

There is so much we have yet to discover about the human mind and how it works that there is always scope for exciting and forward-thinking research within the field of psychology. Our experts can guide you through your Master’s by Research (MRes) as you explore complex problems and delve into an area of psychology that you're passionate about, collaborating with our knowledgable team to produce insightful and impactful research. 

Leading BU’s groundbreaking research in prosopagnosia is Dr Sarah Bate, who examines the nature of face-processing at both ends of the spectrum – those who suffer from prosopagnosia (more commonly known as face blindness) and are unable to recognise others from their faces alone, and ‘super-recognisers’ who have exceptional face-processing abilities.

Discover more specialist research themes on the department’s webpages.

The minimum completion time for the full-time course is 12 months with flexibility to take up to 18 months. If you would prefer to complete the course part-time, the minimum completion time is 24 months with flexibility to take up to 36 months to complete.

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Key information

Next start date:

January 2019, April 2019, September 2019, January 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot & Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

12-18 months full-time or 24-36 months part-time

Entry requirements:

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our international entry requirements

Course details

A Master’s by Research (MRes) provides an opportunity for you to tailor your studies to your specific research interests or career aspirations. Undertaking an MRes within the field of psychology at BU will allow you to collaborate with world-leading researchers in these areas.

An MRes is also a good precursor to a PhD, allowing you to develop your research skills, enhance your ability to critically analyse information and solve complex problems. 

Supervision

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for a MRes in Psychology by clicking on the 'apply now' button and completing the application form. You will need to create an account and complete the application form in full. You can save the form as you go, enabling you to return to it at as many times as you want before submitting. The form is split into tabbed sections. As you complete each of the tabbed sections they will turn green - only click submit once all of your tabs are highlighted green.

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