University of Huddersfield - Psychology MSc by Research

University of Huddersfield

Psychology MSc by Research

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).

Entry Requirements

  • The normal entry requirements for enrolment on an 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 program to be followed.
  • IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. 

Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas

Research Topics

Arts and Health
Assessing a typical behaviour using cognitive models
Assisted conception and BAME communities
Cancer screening behaviour
Causes and consequences of individual differences in executive function and attention
Cognitive and neural correlates of psychological disorders
Death, dying and bereavement: includes experiences of end-of-life care and responses to death/mortality
Decision making and substance abuse
Designing future cities to resist terrorist threat
Developing Concepts of Gender
Deviant sexual expression
Existential therapy: theory and practice
Experimental and formal investigations of memory, spatial cognition and mental imagery
Exploration of the effectiveness of publicity appeals of missing children
Eyewitness Memory and Investigative Interviewing in relation to suggestibility.
Face recognition
Female aggression
Female homicide perpetrators and deviant sexual expression
Making sense of mental health difficulties
Mindwandering, cognitive control, secondary analysis of neuroimaging datasets
Nature and wellbeing: how people respond to different types of outdoor spaces
Nature, the outdoors and well-being
Patient, carer and/or professional experiences of end-of-life care (inc bereavement care)
Perceptions of Spiritually Competent Practice and Availability and Vulnerability in Healthcare
Psychological resilience in a post Covid environment: it’s measurement and development
Psychology of fairy/folk tales
Psychology of fairy/folk tales
Reducing and/or predicting stigma against mental health difficulties
Self-esteem and relationship behaviour
Sexuality and Gender identity
South Asian masculinity
Spatial Behaviour of Missing Persons
Spatial cognition, diagrammatic reasoning and mental imagery
Spatial cognition, diagrammatic reasoning and mental imagery.
Sport Psychology and Biofeedback
The importance of non-pharmacological interventions in dementia care
Transition to parenthood and well-being
Utilising EEG and cognitive models better understand the decisions we make
Working elder carers

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