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MRes Psychological Research Methods

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our psychological research methods masters degree 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.

Choosing your route

The MRes places a greater emphasis on independent study and is suitable for students who are already engaged in psychological research and wish to focus on a particular area.

The innovative course structure means you don't need to decide which award you want to focus on until the end of Term One.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis through:

  • examination
  • coursework
  • essays
  • laboratory reports
  • oral presentations
  • research project.

Careers and employability

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 118 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    125 58%

    55th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    41st

    20

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