The Master´s in Research Methods in Psychology provides an opportunity to research and learn about a wide range of topics in psychology; from basic learning and cognition, to neuropsychology, and to applied topics in clinical and educational psychology, driven by the individual student’s interests, and supervised by experts in the fields.
A minimum of a lower second-class degree (2.2) in Psychology, or a related discipline, is required. For those lacking this qualification, substantial evidence of research in their careers to date is needed.
Where English is not the student´s first language, students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.
For applicants to the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, evidence of a commitment to a subsequent career in a research setting is desirable.
Research Methods in Psychology provides an opportunity to research and learn about a wide range of topics in psychology; from basic learning and cognition, to neuropsychology, and to applied topics in clinical and educational psychology, driven by the individual student’s interests, and supervised by experts in the fields. Former students have gone on to use this knowledge in psychological research, in work in educational and clinical settings, and also in business, marketing, and advertising careers, where understanding how people think and behave is important
This MSc provides students with high-level training in advanced research methods and skills, and offers exciting opportunities to conduct basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas.
The Research Methods in Psychology MSc equips students with advanced training in research methods covering all relevant skills, including reviewing literature, developing hypotheses, writing research proposals, designing and carrying out empirical studies, conducting advanced statistical and qualitative analyses, and presenting results. Students learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes.
Teaching is conducted through a variety of means: seminars, small group lectures, and practical classes, and is assessed primarily by written course work, and reports of empirical projects carried out both individually and in groups. By the end of this training, students will have acquired a wide range of practical research skills to apply in any context where human behaviour is important. They will have gained practical knowledge of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives, and knowledge of the general historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying psychological and behavioural science.
Students have used the degree to gain funding for PhD places, and to gain access to professional training courses in Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology. In addition, students have gone on to work in research and other settings in private business, charities, and government sectors.
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