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MSc Psychological Research Methods

University of Stirling

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Our Psychological Research Methods course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development - a modern approach to studying mind and behaviour preparing you for a future career in psychology. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.

The unique feature of this course is flexibility - you’re free to investigate a wide range of topics across the discipline while maintaining a high standard of training. This encourages an understanding of different methods and perspectives within the field of Psychology helping you make choices which will benefit your future career.

There are a number of degree pathways available:

  • Child Development
  • Cognition and Neuropsychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Perception and Action
  • Psychology of Faces

Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking. You’ll carry out a work placement, typically in an external company, charity or third sector organisation. This provides you with a fantastic opportunity to develop relevant work-based employment skills, and to develop a network of contacts relevant to your future career goals. Students benefit hugely from this experience, combining skills and experience with personal and professional development. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

The course will develop your theoretical understanding, and give you the practical and interpersonal skills required for carrying out research. Our aim is to encourage you to make the complex transition to become a fully independent research scientist.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,845per year

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

University information

University of Stirling

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    161 78%

    16th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    33
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    68th

    27

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