Psychological Research Methods, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #187 (WUR) ,
The purpose of this Psychological Research Methods course is to develop and consolidate your understanding of the scientific methods that are routinely employed in Psychology. Emphasis is placed on training you in the efficient gathering and organising of information as well as the critical evaluation of theory and qualitative and quantitative evidence.

About

The programme will lead to the award of the MSc in Psychological Research Methods (exit degrees of Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate are also available on this course). The course offers an excellent theoretical and practical grounding in research methods in Psychology, building upon the levels of skill and knowledge attained in your first degree in Psychology (as recognised by the British Psychological Society for Graduate Membership).

You will be given practical experience of working in an active researcher's laboratory and you will also design and carry out a substantial research project under the supervision of a different member of the academic staff. You will be given the opportunity to present and discuss your findings in written, oral and poster formats in a supportive and cohesive environment. Our aim is to significantly improve your prospect for employment in a wide range of contexts where insight into human behaviour and/or rigorous evaluation of information are key elements of good decision making.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Foundations
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Research in Practice
  • Research Dissertation
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Decision Making
  • Evolution and Behaviour
  • Group Processes and Social Identity
  • Health in Groups
  • Majorities and Minorities
  • The Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Vision in the Real World

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • You should hold, or expect to hold a first or second class honours degree in Psychology, normally conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

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