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Psychological Research Methods MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Social Research Methods

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master's degree provides in-depth training in both the quantitative and qualitative methods employed in contemporary psychological research. It covers: critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; philosophical foundations of approaches to research within cognitive and social psychology; formulation of hypotheses; designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies; and subject-specific IT skills. This programme is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue careers in psychology, education, human resources, market research, or management. Possible professions include research psychologist, further education lecturer, or market researcher. This degree may also be useful in becoming a human resources officer or educational psychologist.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module will expose you to a range of contemporary methods in psychological research within the context of specific research questions, and thereby demonstrate how the research methods employed are shaped by research questions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need an undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above) in psychology or a relevant discipline. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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