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Psychological Research Methods MSc

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

Overview

The central objective of this programme is to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research. You will acquire the skills necessary to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test your hypotheses. At the end of your training you will have completed a research project that makes a contribution to the discipline and you will have the necessary skills and confidence to be able to operate independently in the future.

This MSc can be applied for as a stand-alone degree or form the first year of a PhD. It is delivered as part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social science research.

This programme consists of compulsory taught modules and a substantial research project. It will acquaint you with a wide range of data analysis techniques and research methods in the areas of clinical neuroscience, and both clinical and cognitive psychology, while enabling you to develop particular specialist skills and knowledge in selected areas.

You will be able to get involved with one or more of the research groups in the department to explore your research interests further.

Learning and teaching

Advanced statistics modules are assessed by written examination plus a small component of coursework. Other taught modules are assessed by coursework, while the research project requires you to prepare either a dissertation or a research paper ready for submission to a journal.

Careers

On completion of your postgraduate degree you will have the scientific skills to enable progression into research or professional psychology, the communication skills required for marketing and business roles, and the interpersonal skills needed for progression into personnel or caring professions.

Exeter’s reputation amongst graduate employers has helped postgraduates into successful careers in research, high technology industries, management, personnel, legal and advertising services amongst others.

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

This module addresses current issues in psychological research methods used in cognitive neuroscience, clinical, and social psychology. A series of research seminars and a weekly seminar hour allows for critical appraisal of these seminars, consequently requiring you to compose a number of thought papers on a selection of topics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology. A degree in another discipline may be accepted if it included substantial content in Psychology, research methodology and statistics.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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