This MSc Psychology (research) programme is aimed at graduates who would like to enhance their understanding of research methods and statisticsin psychology. Students will be given high quality training in Advanced Research Methods in Psychology and Advanced Statistics which will enhance their research skills and provide them with new skills in the use of a variety of more advanced research methodologies, tools and statistics appropriate to research in psychology.
Across the year, students will have the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of research on a topic of their choice in psychology, under the supervision of a member of staff. This research will be informed by their learning on the other courses and will require students to produce a piece of research of publishable quality. As part of their research project, students are required to produce a research poster which they must defend at a student conference and a final project report.
The MSc Psychology (research) programme provides excellent preparation for doctoral study or for aresearch career.
The Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling is a trusted provider of excellent academic degrees and vocational training. Our teaching staff are research active and are experts in their respective field. The department is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support our activities and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and we welcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.
The aims of the programme are:
- To enhance the student's research skills to an advanced level
- To enable students to undertake a substantial piece of individual research in psychology of publishable quality
- To provide students with an understanding of the links between theory, research and practice in relation to psychology