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MSc Research Methods in Psychology

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

06-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Research Methods (Science)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

How can we make the most successful predictions about how humans will behave? How do we measure concepts such as “personality”? In what ways can statistics inform us about the human condition?

Our MSc Research Methods in Psychology develops your awareness of psychological science in relation to its philosophical and biological contexts, and in relation to research in the natural and social sciences. In addition to this research-focussed training, you also study advanced topics in psychology that will extend your theoretical knowledge.

You explore topics including:

  • Methods in cognitive neuroscience
  • Advanced statistical techniques
  • Research management
  • Interview analysis

If you intend to pursue a career as a research psychologist, or wish to take a research degree, then our MSc Research Methods in Psychology will give you the advanced research training which provides you with an excellent preparation for a PhD and enhances your chances of obtaining funding.

Your future

With the skills and knowledge, you acquire from studying within our Department of Psychology, you will find yourself in demand from a wide range of employers.

Our graduates have been employed in clinical psychology, educational psychology, criminal, and forensic psychology.

We also have excellent links with the research community; we are recognised by the ESRC as providing excellent postgraduate training and are an accredited Doctoral Training Centre, offering several studentships.

Our recent PhD students have taken up post-doctoral positions in other top UK universities and international universities (in the US, Italy, and Australia), as well as being appointed to lectureships.

Modules

In this module you complete a research dissertation with a maximum of 10,000 words, written up as a report. You have a lot of flexibility as there are a wide variety of topics that you can choose to research. You report on the results of an original psychological research study carried out under the supervision of a staff member. A good research report will look like a psychology study reported in a peer-reviewed journal (such as Cognitive Neuropsychology, or Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,200

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,740

Entry requirements

You need a 2.2 degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related subject. If you hold a degree in Psychology, it would be preferable, though not essential, if this was British Psychological Society accredited. Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more