Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
Psychology student using pulse monitor

Course Highlights


to focus on an area of psychological research that inspires you.


your academic skills to work in academia in the future.


for those who wish to progress onto an MPhil or PhD.

Why choose this course?

This course offers psychology graduates an exciting opportunity to develop their critical understanding of research and research skills, whilst studying a chosen area of interest. Supported by a research supervisor, you will be able to design and undertake a research project around a psychological topic that sparks your interest.

  • The programme is predominantly self-directed, giving students the opportunity to research their chosen area in depth. Students will also undertake two taught modules over the academic year, attending weekly lectures, seminars, and workshops aimed to support their knowledge of the principles and application of research methods.
  • You will be able to develop expertise in an area of psychological enquiry and be encouraged to share your knowledge with the wider research and academic community.
  • This programme would be ideal for anyone who may wish to progress onto an MPhil or PhD in psychology in the future, as it offers you learning experiences to prepare you for ongoing study and academic progression.


Key course features

  • Taught modules to develop understanding of the principles and application of research relevant to your discipline followed by a research project.
  • Be part of a growing research community.
  • Pick your own area to research that’s of interest to you.
  • Become involved in our annual student research conference.
  • Department staff are passionate about supporting students, and helping them strive to reach their potential.

What you will study

This programme comprises of two taught modules across two semesters, and an in-depth research project completed throughout the academic year. You will have weekly lectures, seminars, and workshops at the university associated with each taught module. For your research project, you will receive up to ten supervision hours with your research supervisor, in addition to research workshops, and access to a monthly group supervision research group.


  • Applied Research Methods: A module designed to develop Level 7 knowledge in research methods applicable to psychology, including quantitative, qualitative, and experimental methods. You will have the opportunity to make the most of the psychology lab and learn additional research skills, such as how to publish work and work collaboratively through research.
  • Assessment in Psychological Practice and Research: As part of this module, you will learn more about how psychologists collect information for clinical formulations and research. Please note that this module does not qualify you to undertake any psychological assessments or teach you how to do specific assessments, but will increase your knowledge of such concepts and support you to think of assessments ethically. As a developing researcher on this programme, this module aims to offer you the chance to develop your skills in applied research with clinical populations in psychology. 

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

Applicants should already have an undergraduate degree in psychology, ideally with a minimum classification of 2:1, although a 2:2 may also be considered.

Individuals interested in the programme should apply direct via the online application form. If successful, applicants will be invited for an interview where they can meet members of the department. Following an interview, successful applicants will be offered a place on the course via an offer letter/email.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the deadline for applications will be in early September each year. 

Teaching & Assessment

Assignments will include the completion of essays, a first-person reflection, a research report, a research proposal, and an in-depth research project. 

Teaching and Learning

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

This course would be ideal for those who wish to progress onto an MPhil or PhD in the future, and wish to progress onto a career in academia.  

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MRes Psychology are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.


If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section