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Psychological Science, Research Methods of MSc

Psychological Science, Research Methods of MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Research Methods (Science) Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

As a member of our Masters in Research Methods of Psychological Science programme you will receive training and experience in an extensive variety of research methods in Psychology, making use of state-of-the-art facilities for behavioural, neuroimaging, and qualitative research. The programme is team-taught by leading researchers in their field who will help you develop exceptional theoretical, practical, and analytical skills. With our passionate sense of community, collegiate attitude, and year-round seminars and workshops, all students leave our programme with a strong sense of personal development and with the skills and network of collaborators that will afford you the best possible start in your future career in Psychology.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This MSc complies with requirements for the PhD research training programme of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and can either be the first year of a ‘1+3’ funding package or qualify you for future ‘+3’ funding.
  • You will benefit from innovative assessment, including portfolio of professional skills, peer review and writing up a research project in the format of a journal article.
  • You will benefit from access to the resources of the University’s Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi), including a 3 Tesla fMRI scanner, MEG system, two TMS labs, and several EEG labs, including fMRI compatible systems. Dedicated motion capture suites record precise 3D body movements and facial animation sequences. Eye movements can be followed remotely using our SR Research EyeLink systems.

CAREER PROSPECTS

As this programme complies with ESRC requirements, successful graduates from the programme are eligible for +3 ESRC PhD studentships. The majority of our graduates have obtained PhD funding or secured a research or teaching position. Others have opted for further professional training in specialised fields of psychology. Some graduates have used the qualification and skills to advance in their current employment.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for the NHS and PhD studentships at Higher Education Institutions (including University of Glasgow) both in the UK and abroad.

Modules

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the use of multilevel regression modeling for data analysis, as well as to provide a basic familiarity with non-parametric approaches and Bayesian modeling. Concepts and techniques are demonstrated using the statistical platform R, which is open source (weblink http://www.r-project.org/) and runs under most operating systems. Learning is reinforced through weekly assignments that involve working with different types of data.
RESEARCH PROJECT - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,950

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 Honours degree in psychology or neuroscience or acceptable equivalent(s).

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more