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Research Methods with Psychology

This course is suited to students with an undergraduate-level knowledge of psychological research methods who wish to broaden and deepen their research skills. This will probably be with a view towards managing their own research projects. This could be in academia, or in a variety of other work settings where the ability to survey opinions, interpret data meaningfully, and construct and test hypotheses, is valued.

This programme provides training in psychological research methods, including research design, statistical methods, and relevant software, but also offers a range of supplementary options from several other psychology masters programmes.

It covers an array of methodological content which will provide you with the skills necessary to engage in research in public or private-sector organisations, or alternatively continue on to a PhD in preparation for an academic research career.

By offering modules from several masters programmes, this course will allow you to gain broad-ranging research skills that leave your future options open, whilst allowing you to engage with a range of students on more specialised programmes, thus providing specific practical examples to help ground abstract research concepts.

Course modules

Core modules:
Behavioural Research Methods: Design & Analysis;
Applied Econometrics and Psychological Research Methods;
Research Methods & Programming;
Statistical Models;
Applied Qualitative Data Analysis.
Psychology Research Methods Dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules:
Qualitative Research Methods;
Fundamentals of Cognitive Science;
Psychological Processes: Individual and Social;
Principles of Neuroscience: Brain anatomy, techniques and paradigms;
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience;
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Neuroscience;
Work Design, Organisational Change and Development;
Research, Design & Analysis;
Research in organizations;

Assessment methods

Assessment of the Programme outcomes is done by coursework (i.e. assessed essays and assignments, for example stats tests, research proposal presentations, and programming exercises), unseen examinations, and a summer dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,500 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years

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