MRes Psychology – funding options available

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MRes Psychology

If you’re interested in a career in psychology research, or there are questions about current theory or practice you are keen to investigate, you might want to consider enrolling on our MRes Psychology course.  You’ll develop knowledge and skills in research methods, plan and lead your own research project. Research skills and psychological knowledge is a wonderful combination with which to answer some of society’s most pressing questions. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in research methods in psychology and experience of planning and managing unique projects, with real world answers. This is also a great start to future PhD or professional doctorate study.

Why Solent University?

  • Dedicated psychology facilities and equipment
  • Experienced academic team with a wide range of research experience and expertise
  • Specialise in your chosen research area


You’ll also have an opportunity to carry out research relevant for your workplace or professional area as a part of your studies. The skills acquired on this course are an asset for a range of sectors where research and evidence generation are critical. Through a taught module covering research methods, one-to-supervision, and engagement with Solent’s Researcher Development Programme, you’ll gain the necessary skills to conduct independent research in the future.


Psychology students have full access to modern, industry-standard facilities, including dedicated computing suites, specialist software, psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking apparatus, experimental cubicles, interview rooms and psychology labs.

Academic expertise

At Solent, staff are skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and assessments are based on real world tasks, such as preparing funding applications, presenting research, and writing journal articles. Our supervisors have a range of active research interests and even have a podcast (Available on the course page) so you can hear more from them.  You will benefit from one-to-one supervision from a supervisor who has the same research interests as you. Our supervisors’ specialist areas include, but are not limited to: psychogerontology, mental health and wellbeing, research methodologies, learning and memory, metacognition, mechanisms of learning and behavioural change, exercise psychology, health behaviour, food perception, parenting styles, applying them to some of the following areas: veteran studies, heritage, aviation, sport and health, learning environments, cancer, eating insects, autism, exercise, to name a few.

Funding options

We have several academic scholarships available which are rewarded based on your entry grades. We also offer a sport scholarship to those competing at national or international level in their sport.

Find out about our psychology course

Open events

We host a number of campus open days, here in Southampton, and virtual webinars (with a live Q&A) throughout the year for you to find out more about postgraduate study, funding, career and learning support, our courses and the Solent experience.

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