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Psychology (MSc by Research)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc by Research in Psychology uses a rigorous scientific approach to the human mind, brain and behaviour.

Course Overview

We offer MSc by Research in Psychology which is awarded for a thesis reporting original research by a student under the supervision of their academic advisor. Our Psychology MSc degree enables postgraduate training for a career as an academic researcher or as a professional psychologist (e.g., clinical, organisational, and school psychologist) but also serves as excellent preparation for a careers outside of psychology. In addition to subject-related knowledge, a psychology research degree provides valuable transferable skills in data analysis and management, written and oral communication, teamwork and time management.

Research Themes

Behavioural Science

Economic and consumer psychology; judgement, risk and decision-making; psychology and the law; computational modelling of human behaviour; attention, visual processing and emotional processing.

Language and Learning

Reading; word recognition; semantic representation of words; language development in children; second language learning; computational approaches to language processing, learning and change; gesture and non-verbal communication in adults and children; development of social cognition; animal (comparative) communication and cognition; language evolution.

Lifespan Health and Wellbeing

Longitudinal epidemiology, experimental psychology and clinical studies, with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living, child and adolescent development and ageing; mental health, sleep and pain; disaster recovery; culture, relationships, beliefs, personality, and well-being

Teaching and Learning

All our postgraduate research students are strongly encouraged to engage with the Departmental and University-wide advanced training offered.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,010per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 118 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    143 67%

    36th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    82nd

    42

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