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Psychology MSc by Research

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course provides a world-class research environment for postgraduate students in Biological, Cognitive, Social or Developmental Psychology along with more applied aspects such as Educational Psychology, Forensic/Criminological Psychology, Neuroscience (including Neurorehabilitation) and Health Psychology. Much of our research is interdisciplinary both within the department and outside of the department. You will be asked to submit an outline research proposal. It is strongly advised that you approach a potential supervisor before completing this, in order to ensure that they are willing and able to supervise your studies, and that your proposed research is a suitable fit with their research interests. Research students normally have both a primary and additional research supervisor, or two primary co-supervisors, as their supervisory team. We offer a high level of support to our research postgraduates and students are expected to meet with their supervisors at least once per fortnight, and the regularity of meetings is monitored by the Director of Research Students as well as your progression tutor (a departmental academic who is not a supervisor). We use a variety of techniques to answer our questions relating to adult and infant brains including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), electroencephalography (EEG), eye movement tracking, biophysiological recording as well as the analysis of visuomotor action and psychophysical performance. Our research involves patients with different neurodevelopmental (e.g. ADHD, autism, developmental dyslexia, Williams Syndrome), neurological (e.g. patients with brain lesions, split brain patients) and psychiatric disorders (e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) as well as healthy participants of all ages, ranging from infants to late adulthood.

Different course options

Full time | Durham University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

This will normally involve both an appropriate undergraduate degree at upper second or first class level and a Masters degree in Psychology or relevant other subject. The department will also need to be satisfied that your proposed research is viable and that we are able to provide appropriate supervision and resources.