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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Parkgate Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

Our MRes course provides the opportunities and support needed to develop into a competent psychological researcher. This course is ideal for aspiring researchers and aspiring applied psychologists alike.

Why study this course with us?

On our MRes course, over 75% of your time will be dedicated to conducting your own research project, with expert supervision. The remaining time is spent learning how to design a study, collect and analyse data, and write up and disseminate your findings.

The key to any MRes course is the availability of supervision with expertise relevant to your research question. Chester’s School of Psychology offers a broad range of experience and expertise, covering both applied areas and fundamental psychological science.

Teaching methods

Both taught modules are classroom-based and provide good staff-student ratios to ensure you get the support you need. Enrolling on an MRes is contingent on your research fitting with the expertise of one of our supervisors, and you will then work with that person throughout the course on a one-to-one basis.


If studying full time, you should expect to spend up to 40 hours per week studying. Though it depends somewhat on the project you design, it’s reasonable to expect no more than six hours of contact time per week.

Across the course you should also expect approximately 60 hours of classroom/lecture time and 12 hours of supervision. Time allocation would be approximately half of this per year for part-time study, taken across two years.

Job prospects

By completing an MRes, you will develop skills and experience in research, analysis and evaluation that will serve as great preparation for a career in research in psychology and cognate disciplines, either in an academic setting or in the commercial or public sector. These skills are also transferrable to non-research orientated roles within project management, marketing and consultancy services, or healthcare settings.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,308per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 118 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    114 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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