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Research Methods in Psychology 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

This degree is ideal for all those wishing to become professional researchers in psychology working either in an academic or professional institution. On this course, you will be introduced to a wide range of experimental tools used in research, and will learn how to plan, conduct and critically appraise research to a professional standard. As part of the course, you will also have the opportunity to work on a research apprenticeship with a senior researcher and develop your own independent research project. In addition to these skills, you will be given professional training on how to disseminate your work to a non-academic audience through presentation skills, speaking with the media, and managing your profile. The course aims to develop practical skills that are essential to becoming a researcher, including how to write a peer-review of a journal article and how to prepare for a viva (oral) examination. You can also tailor your qualification to suit your needs. Firstly, you can choose between having a focus on advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis depending on the type of research you would like to specialise in. You can then choose to specialise in your own area of psychology from a selection of optional content modules in different areas of psychology (subject to availability).

The course offers a set of transferable skills for a variety of research settings involving: Appropriate information presentation, Evaluation and analysis of data, a range of methods of communication results, Effective use of information technology and Teaching skills. This course offers: Teaching in advanced research and data analysis; Exposure to a wide range of research tools in psychology, including software (R, LaTeX) and hardware (eye-tracking apparatus, BIOPAC). Professional training on how to speak with the media and disseminate your work to a non-academic audience; Development of practical skills, including how to write a peer-review of an academic publication, how to give a good presentation, and how to record a video abstract; An opportunity to prepare for a viva (oral) examination (as required for a PhD). An opportunity to work on a research apprenticeship with a senior researcher in the department and to develop your own independent research project; The ability to tailor your degree to suit your needs by choosing to specialise in quantitative or qualitative analysis, or a mixture of both, and by selecting optional modules in different areas of psychology.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 28-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-19

Modules

Research Apprenticeship in Psychology (30 Credits) - Core
Research Project in Psychology (60 Credits) - Core
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need a minimum of a 2.2 in an honours degree, however Applicants will typically be expected to have produced work at a 2:1 level from an appropriate subject - Psychology or Cognitive Science or acceptable equivalent(s).

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in...more

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