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Psychological Research Methods MSc by Research

Psychological Research Methods MSc by Research

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Social Research Methods

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Psychological Research Methods MSc by Research course provides extensive training if you are looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond. The course has been designed specifically to prepare graduates in Psychology or related disciplines for: a PhD degree; research related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance. You might also complete the course as a means of improving your research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist). Both awards are equivalent, although the MSc has a larger taught component whilst the MRes places greater emphasis on the conduct of independent research. You may wish to apply to the MSc in Psychological Research Methods in the first instance and then you can make a choice of award later, in conjunction with the Course Leader and teaching team. Upon graduation, you'll possess the methodological and practical knowledge required to realise your potential as an independent researcher in various fields of Psychology or in closely related disciplines. Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue an academic and / or research career in various areas of psychology (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). You may choose to use your research methods qualification as a stepping stone to undertaking further training as a professional psychologist (for example, in forensic, clinical, and educational psychology) or to secure careers in data handling and analysis outside psychology (for example, in industry or the civil service). The skills gained are transferable across a wide range of careers. Your qualification is likely to be popular with many employers because you'll have demonstrated an ability to write essays and reports, to master advanced methods of data analysis and to talk and present in front of other people. Previous graduates have gone on to pursue careers as a: research assistant and senior healthcare assistant.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module will introduce you to a range of key research and research dissemination skills necessary for the pursuit of an academic or professional career in psychology (or related disciplines). The main aim of the module will be to ensure that you are capable of planning, carrying out and seeking funding for ethically sound, independent research projects in a psychological setting, and that you are able to present the results of that research in a variety of media for both professional and non-professional audiences. The module will also focus on the development of skills to enhance employability and ensure you are equipped to best present yourself to prospective employers both within and outside of psychology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or a closely related discipline; or other recognised equivalent qualification. Students without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters-level in their Personal Statement. Good performance in research methods and statistics classes and / or in the conduct and presentation of a research project are likely to act as a mitigating factor where a 2.1 has not been achieved at undergraduate level. Their application form requires a written statement in which they should outline reasons for wishing to undertake the MSc / MRes Psychological Research Methods course. We will be looking to ensure that they have a sound rationale for joining the course based on a realistic appreciation of the discipline and profession of psychology.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University consists of 3 large campuses: City Site, Clifton and Brackenhurst. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School Nottingham Institute of Education ...more